Humane Society of Missouri
Glow in the Park
September 15, 2017
The Berra Family Charitable Foundation was a $2,500 sponsor of the 2017 Glow in the Park. The annual Balloon Glow Dinner, held under the auspices of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race and benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri was held on September 15, 2017 on Art Hill in Forest Park, one of St. Louis’ true gems. All proceeds benefitted the Animal Cruelty Fund, dedicated to investigating, healing, and preventing animal abuse.
The foundation also donated $2,500 to HSMO’s Capital Campaign for their newly opened Best Buddy Center. The new Center, located at the intersection of Page Avenue and Schuetz Road, significantly expands the Humane Society of Missouri’s ability to provide second chances for the thousands of abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in the St. Louis area and provide first-class veterinary care to the public. The Center includes a bright and airy adoption center, attracting potential adopters to an inviting, interactive adoption experience, convenient access to HSMO’s world-class Animal Medical Center of Mid-America and Integrated Pain Management Center, and showcases special events, speakers and educational classes that demonstrate HSMO’s animal welfare, community, and humane education services. The most important goal of the New Best Buddy Pet Center is to expand HSMO’s ability to provide second chances for more of the thousands of abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in the St. Louis area so they can live their lives in the loving homes they deserve.