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Something for everyone at Auction for the Animals

Have you ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon?

If so, come to the 16th annual Auction for the Animals and bid on a ride for two from Wind Wranglers.

Need a new saddle?

Come on down and bid on a Saddle King of Texas saddle donated by Victoria’s Cafe.

Need a beautiful new sculpture for your home?

Come on down and bid on a beautiful sculpture of flying ducks donated by Boss Hoggs.

Jewelry, signed books, original art and photography, celebrity merchandise, including a New Orleans Saints football signed by Sean Peyton, theatre tickets, Wolf Creek ski passes, pet baskets for your favorite dog or cat, numerous “people” baskets for you or for the perfect gift, and several “bear” items this year can all be found in the live and silent auctions at the annual Auction for the Animals.

It will be the perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping in August and avoid the holiday rush!

This popular Pagosa event will take place Friday, Aug, 27, at the Ross Aragon Community Center.  It will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent and brown bag auctions followed by the live auction at 7:45.  Tickets are $30 and are available at the Humane Society Administration Office above the Thrift Store downtown, the Chamber of Commerce, and at Mountain Home Sound and Security, located between Alco and uptown City Market, until noon Friday. Tickets will be available at the door.

The price of a ticket includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by Alley House Grille, Farrago, and other sources; delicious desserts created by pastry chef Kellie Stevens; an assortment of wine and micro beer, soft drinks; music to shop by provided by JP Rappendecker, and an enjoyable evening bidding on fabulous auction items.

Please plan to attend one of the most fun events 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 ASPCA, or from United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, the Thrift Store, and through 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.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s Auction for the Animals — you will be glad you did.