Saturday's Lucky Dog Gala raised more than 0,000 for The Animal Shelter of Texas County.

The “Lucky Dog Gala” raised more than $20,000 Saturday night for The Animal Shelter of Texas County, an organizer said this afternoon.

Two hundred seventy-four tickets were sold for the fundraiser at the community building at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds on North U.S. 63.

Five lucky winners – tabbed the “last dogs standing” – received $660 in Missouri Lottery tickets. Every person in attendance received at least one $5 ticket as organizers handed out about $6,500 in Lottery tickets.

A main course of pork chop, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe was catered by the Gentry Residential Center at Cabool. It was topped off with an apple raisin bread pudding with caramel.

Proceeds generated will be used for the organization’s efforts to construct a shelter on property on East Highway 17.

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