Cemetery "Mutt Strutt" Fundraiser Sparks Controversy 10/21/13
CBS 7 News
October 21, 2013
ODESSA-A Benefit for The Humane Society of Odessa is scheduled for this Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The "Mutt Strutt" will feature a silent auction, animal adoptions, a pet and children's costume contest as well as catered food.
Representatives from Sunset tell CBS 7 that the event will take place entirely under two tents in the cemetery's parking lot and that animals will not be allowed inside the cemetery itself.
They say there will be a grassy area next to the parking lot available for the event.
A number of viewers have called CBS 7 to express a wish for the event to change venues.
"I just don't think this is the right place for it," said Charles Duke, who has a relative buried at the cemetery.
You can find more information about the event by calling the Humane Society at 432-366-6515.