Windsor Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery Raises Nearly $20K For Animals in Need

Last Thursday the Windsor Essex County Humane Society (WECHS) held a first of it’s kind event, in collaboration with Mezzo Ristorante and Pelee Island Winery, to present The Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, WECHS had to cancel their annual gala event but still had some delicious fun all in support of animals in need right here in Windsor and Essex County.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

The WECHS teamed up with Mezzo Ristorante and Pelee Island Winery to offer a simple, delicious, and fun food and drink experience people could enjoy in the safety of their own home. Participants ordered from a specially crafted menu of food options from Mezzo, along with wine expertly paired from Pelee Island Winery. The food and wine was delivered to participants doorsteps on the day of the event.

Everyone then tuned into a live stream once deliveries were finished to hear from chefs, wine experts, WECHS staff, and watched live entertainment as they enjoyed their meals.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Over 20 volunteers participated and helped drop off The Doggy Bag Delivery, serving over 170 meals. The Live Stream was viewed over 3000 times with over 130 people watching. In total just under $20,000 dollars was raised.

“Events like these are key to the vital programs and services we offer to the community and our pets in Windsor Essex,” stated Melanie Coulter, Executive Director WECHS. “We are so very grateful for the support of our businesses, sponsors, families, participants and volunteers for making this happen.”

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag

Windsor Essex County Humane Society Doggie Bag Delivery: Gala-In-A-Bag on July 22, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

Photos courtesy of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.

To watch a replay of the “Gala in a Bag” video stream visit https://fb.watch/71VTJ0ealv/

For more information, make a donation or adopt a pet please visit https://windsorhumane.org