The Third annual Wine and Whiskers even Saturday, March 30 was quite a “hit.”

The sold out event raised nearly $44,000 for the Humane Society of Harlingen as the more than 300 who attended enjoyed a night of music, dancing, food, casino games, a silent auction and raffle items.

These attendees enjoyed playing one of the many card tables at the fundraising event held at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center.

Many area businesses donated their time and efforts to make it a special evening for all who attended. Funds raised will be used for the care of animals, including spaying and neutering to have adoptable animals ready.

Also, the money will be used to transport animals to rescues and other areas that need adoptable animals. Some of the money also may be placed in a capital fund to be eventually used to build a new shelter facility.