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Rescue and Runway Fashion Event A Huge Success

SHELBYVILLE, KY - It was a night to remember for the animals of Shelby County. The Runway and Rescue Event, held on March 26 at the Henry Clay in Louisville was the place to be. The Shelby County Humane Society and Glasscock put on a fashion event unlike any other featuring human and canine models and guests, most of whom were of the horsey set residing in Shelby and Oldham Counties with models from the Lexington area as well.

Carson Kressley generously donated his time to emcee the event and Jim Price donated his time to auctioneer. Also present was Fashion Designer and recent winner of "Project Runway", Christian Siriano who brought his entire collection for the show and New York Times best-selling author, Gene Stone, his most recent work is "The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick," who donated a private health consultation for the live auction. Phillipa Sledge and Maureen Jenner co-chaired the event for the SCHS,

Sponsors for the event included Richfield Video Productions who donated cameras, cameramen and post-production time; The Shelbyville Horse Show who donated the specialty drink "Rescue Me!," Shelby Horse Supply who donated a new SHS Supreme Show Saddle, O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville who donated a new car for a raffle kick-off and Citizens Union Bank. Farm sponsors included, Pidgeon Roost Farm, Stonecroft Farm and Monnington Farm.

Guest models included Melissa Moore and her dog, Sam, Elisabeth Goth, Patrice O’Brien, Terri Kearney, Eeta Sachon, Judy Oetinger and her dog, Taco, Rose Marie Wheeler, Georgia Ferreira, Linda Bennett, Cindy Carcione Carol Toner and, Ashley Blackburn. Paul and Louise DeBlois assisted in the handling of the dogs. The Bluegrass Boxer Club and Becky Price of Columbus, Ohio provided the professional dog models.

Proceeds raised from this event will go toward the construction of a state-of-the-art animal sanctuary at 400 Hudson Blvd in Shelbyville, KY. It will feature cageless cat rooms, open play areas for dogs, wooded pathways for dog walking, a training center and visiting rooms for prospective adopters to meet their potential pets. This edifice will adjoin the Mary Gaylord McClean Clinic, a low-cost spay/neuter facility, completed last year. The third phase of the SCHS vision is to build a small emergency equine center on their seven acre piece of land.

To make a donation or for more information, contact: Barbara Zekausky at 502-321-2678 or visit or mail to: SCHS, 400 Hudson Blvd., Shelbyville, KY 40065.

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