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David and Joelle Caldwell Co-Chair Toast to the Animals

*JACKSONVILLE - *The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) will be holding their Homecoming Toast to the Animals fundraising event at the Terrace Suite at Everbank Field this Saturday, September 20, 2014.  This year's event is being co-chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and his wife Joelle, with Curtis Dvorak (a.k.a Jackson De Ville) acting as host and auctioneer.

Toast to the Animals is an amazing food and wine tasting event, featuring varieties of beer and wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts from local vendors. This event will also include silent and live auctions of spectacular items donated from such prestigious organizations as THE PGA TOUR, Sea Island resorts and Great Apes.  Sponsors include Best is Show Paw Partner North Florida Sales and Presenting Sponsors Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Petco Foundation.   Proceeds from Toast to the Animals will benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society Medical Fund.

"The Jacksonville Humane Society is very excited about this year's event.  The funds raised will greatly benefit the ill and injured animals in our shelter, now and in the future." said Denise Deisler, Executive Director, Jacksonville Humane Society. "We are very grateful that the Caldwell family welcomed two JHS shelter animals into their loving home and have now gone a step further, making a commitment to help find every animal a home."

"Joelle and I are honored to be involved with such a great organization like the Jacksonville Humane Society," David Caldwell said. "We are looking forward to Saturday's event and being around people that share the same passion we have for animals while raising money for a very important cause.   We have adopted three dogs, two from the Jacksonville Humane Society, and our goal is for every animal to find a caring home."

Tickets to Toast to the Animals are $75, and may be purchased on line or at the door the night of the event.  Both event tickets and raffle tickets can be purchased at  For more information, visit:

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at

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