Humane Society schedules Auction for the Animals

The 15th annual Auction for the Animals will be held Friday, Aug. 28, at the Pagosa Springs Community Center. This popular event will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent auction, followed by the live auction at 7:45. The Brown Bag Auction, where a $1 ticket could possibly win you the item of your choice,will be back this year as well.

Tickets are the same as last year: $25 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 and $30 at the door. The price of a ticket includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by Alley House Grille, Farrago and other sources, delicious desserts, an assortment of wines and micro beers, a commemorative wine or pilsner glass to keep and keep filled all evening, soft drinks, and the time-of-your-life bidding on fabulous auction items.

Please plan to attend one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year, which benefits a great cause — keeping Archuleta County free of wandering cats and dogs. The Humane Society provides homeless animals with temporary shelter and care until they can be reunited with their owners or an adoptive family can be found.

The Humane Society does not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, the A.S.P.C.A., or from United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, the Thrift Store, and fund-raisers such as the Auction for the Animals.

For more information on the event, contact the Humane Society at 264-5549 or the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360.

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Auction for the Animals — you will be glad you did! For further information, or to make a tax deductible donation to the auction, contact the Humane Society Administrative Office at 264-5549.