Brix Challenge raises $18,847 in October fundraiser

By YOLOTZIN FRANCO, News Reporter

MACOMB, Ill., (NEWS3) — The Brix Challenge took place in September and October and raised $18,847.

Chris Brix and his loving dog PeeWee were to match the first $1,000 raised by the community to be donated to promote the adoption of cats and dogs at the McDonough County Animal Shelter, among other needs. This was especially important during the pandemic.

The challenge also aids in supporting to sponsor and foster sheltered animals, reduce the overpopulation of cats and dogs via two separate spay/neuter programs, provide medical care to shelter and county animals in need and help keep pets in supportive homes and with families via the Pet Food Pantry and Angel Fund. 

“We truly appreciate them coming forward to make this fundraiser such a huge success, especially during the difficult times we are currently in,” The Humane Society of McDonough County said. “Our most sincere “Thank You” for choosing to be a part of that.”

Over the last seven years, the group had raised $90,107.