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Thomas J. O’Connor Hosts First Annual Gala for Homeless Animals

TJOlogoSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It was a big night for the Thomas J. O’Connor Foundation, which held its first annual gala in support of homeless animals Thursday night.

ABC 40’s Dave Madsen was master of ceremonies at the Sheraton in downtown Springfield.

Abc 40 is a longtime supporter of the T. J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. Each week we feature one of 40’s friends in order to find them a new home.

Thursday’s gala was about continuing the center’s mission by raising crucial funds for its operation.

“It’s just a wonderful evening, a wonderful way to celebrate animals. The theme tonight is helping me home and we’re hoping that’s what we’ll do, We’ll get lots of animals home because of tonight’s gala,” said President of the Thomas J. O’Connor Foundation, Sharyn Holstead.

The T. J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center takes in animals from Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke.

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