Divine K9s bring home the bacon

PORT TOWNSEND — The Divine K9 Fabulous Fashion Show, held Saturday, raised $3,000 for a non-profit animal shelter in Quilcene.

“We were overwhelmed at the community support,”‘ said Danny Honeycutt.

“It was fantastic.”

Honeycutt and Ana Guilin organized the event, which included dogs modeling snazzy outfits and a contest to choose the Divine K9.

The title went to Peanut, entered by Dr. Tony and Jeannette Rogstad of Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital.

The first fund-raiser for Second Chance Ranch, the money will go into the building fund and care of abandoned or abused animals at the shelter, now being created on 32 acres on Center Road.

One room of a converted building, which will house cats, rabbit and other small animals, is already open, Honeycutt said.

“Hopefully by the end of the year, we’ll have five rooms open,” said Honeycutt, who is on the Second Chance Ranch board of directors.

“By next spring, we hope to have the shelter open for business several days a week. It will be a wonderful place for kids to come and pet the animals.”

Saturday’s fund-raiser, held at the American Legion Hall, attracted 100 pet owners and their costumed pets, who paraded across the stage in costume in pursuit of the Divine K9 title.

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