On Nov. 3, Southern Cross Animal Rescue held a fundraiser at Tractor Supply in Laurel. It was our first time to do a Jail and Bail event, so we kept it small and included only a few people, but people we knew who could make a difference.

Those people were Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee, Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults, Laurel Leader-Call Editor Sean Murphy and Slowboat Brewery owner Kenny Mann. These four agreed to volunteer their time to be “jailed” for a short time span while raising money for their bail, with the bail money going to SCAR.

We were absolutely blown away at the outcome of this fundraiser. We knew these gentlemen were movers and shakers, and that they were going to make SCAR proud, but we had no idea how outstanding the fundraiser would be. Everyone contributed so much, with Mayor Buckhaults raising the most.

The day’s success wouldn’t have been possible without these wonderful gentlemen, who we cannot thank enough. We know that they called on organizations and members of the community to support them for our fundraiser, and we’d like to thank you for supporting them and us.

It takes a community to make a difference, and on this day, Jones County really showed their support of our efforts.

Thank you once again.

SCAR staff


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