Hockey Legend Bobby Orr to Attend Major MSPCA Fundraiser on Cape Cod

Furry AffairCENTERVILLE – A New England sports legend and a best-selling author will headline a major fundraiser for the MSPCA-Cape Cod Friday night in Mashpee.

The 14th annual “Furry Affair” is expected to draw hundreds of animal-loving people to the Willowbend Country Club in an effort to raise over $220,000.

The money will be used to support the MSPCA’s Animal Care and Adoption Center on Cape Cod.

Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr and “Finest Hours” author Casey Sherman will join with former WCVB-TV news anchor Susan Wornick at the event that includes a silent and live auction.

“We’re big animal lovers, always had dogs. My son is in the dog business in Florida. He has a daycare grooming business in Florida,” said Orr.

The MSPCA will also present the Guardian Angel Award, given to a person from Cape Cod who exemplifies their mission of kindness and care to animals. This year’s recipient is Patricia Woodward of Cotuit for her work in helping homeless animals.

Orr said it’s an important fundraising event for the agency. “They take care of something like 1,000 dogs on the Cape in a year, feeding them and placing them in adoptions. They do great work,” he said.

Last year’s “Furry Affair” raised over $194,000 for the housing and care of homeless animals at the MSPCA’s Centerville adoption center. The event is chaired by Maggie DeSantis Ahearn and her husband, Kevin, of Osterville.

The Cape Cod chapter of the MSPCA is the second-oldest humane society in the United States, founded in 1868, and is funded only by private donations.
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