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Fundraiser held in memory of Nala, the dog killed by a police 5 years ago

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 22:38:30-04

BALTIMORE — A doggie disco in memory of Nala.

It's a fundraiser put on by Sarah Gossard who's Shar-Pei was killed by a Baltimore Police officer five years ago.

"I don’t want people to forget because it happens, it’s happened to more than just my dog. Other dogs have been killed by police officers and I just wanna keep her memory alive and raise awareness and each time we’re raising money for the animal rescues. So it’s turning something good out of a horrible tragedy" said Gossard.

Southern Provisions bar and restaurant in Canton hosted the event Wednesday evening.

Those in attendance had a chance to adopt a cat on site from the MDSPCA, or even sign their furry friends up for a disco costume contest.

Others could enter into a raffle, spin the prize wheel, or enjoy a pet snuggle, with all proceeds going to the Maryland SPCA, Charm City Companions and Finding Knox, which according to Katie Flory of the SPCA is very helpful.

"The huge need is finding homes for homeless animals. Around our community in the Baltimore community alone about 15,000 animals are given to shelters every year. The MDSPCA brings in about 3000 a year, so the more adoptions we can do the more animals we're able to help and the more money we raise means the more animals we can help and we can help find homes, honor an animal that was lost."