Ride for Rescues to benefit Humane Society for Boone County’s building fund


By Megan Melton

Rides for Rescues will include a motorcycle ride, auction, food and more. (Submitted photo)
Rides for Rescues will include a motorcycle ride, auction, food and more. (Submitted photo)

The Humane Society for Boone County is hosting a Ride for Rescues motorcycle event Aug. 13.

People on two legs and two wheels will support their four-pawed friends and the humane society’s goal of funding and constructing a physical building for its animals.

Right now, those who work for the Humane Society for Boone County work with a foster system to house the animals they rescue.

“All of our money for this event goes toward our building fund,” said Susan Austin, vice president of the HSBC and director of fundraising. “We need a lot more money (for the building), but we keep plugging along.”

The registration fee is $25 per person and $40 per couple. The event will include the motorcycle ride, prizes, food and an auction.

“Even if people don’t ride motorcycles, they can still come out and support us,” Austin said.

After 1:30 p.m., the ride will end at the Whitestown Municipal Complex, and those who don’t have motorcycles can participate in the event for $20.

“The motorcycle community is one of the most generous communities there are, and they’re always looking for reasons to ride, especially as a group,” Austin said. “This provides them with the opportunity, first, to support a great charity in need, and secondly, to have a very great ride.”

The event usually brings in approximately $20,000 for the shelter.

Those who work and volunteer for the HSBC say they hope a physical building will enable them to help and house more animals in the future.

“We don’t have animal control officers in Boone County,” Austin said. “We do a great job of going out in the middle of the night and responding to law enforcement calls for help. We help make it happen.”