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Pet Overpopulation Prevention Fundraiser Draws Large Crowd

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  It was a packed house at the Backbar Panini and Wine Bar in Kennewick for this years second annual Pet Overpopulation Prevention fundraiser. 

The idea for the fundraiser is simple; pay $25 for food and wine, with all the proceeds going to the non-profit charity.  Last year the restaurant says it raised close to $2,500.  This year they say they brought in almost $3,000.  The coordinator says cupid may have played a part in people's generosity.

"I told everybody to save their valentines until Sunday and then come out and be with the people you love and help animals, which I think everybody here really does," says Kim Hobbick, the event's coordinator.

Several gift packs were also raffled off at the event.

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