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Something for everyone at Auction For The Animals

Christmas shopping in August?

Absolutely!

Have you ever wanted to take your sweetie on a trip to Cabo, Mexico?

Come to the 18th annual Auction for the Animals and bid on a resort getaway package to the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar.

Need a new saddle?

There will be an absolutely beautiful custom western saddle and saddle stand up for bid at the auction.

Are you interested in NFL memorabilia? Bid on a Dallas Cowboy helmet autographed by either Troy Aikman or Roger Staubach?

Does your gun collection need an addition?

Well, you might want to check out the Charles Daly 12 gauge over .223 caliber gun donated by Gil and Audrey Johnson.

Are you into vintage four-wheeling?

Bid on a 1979 International Scout II Rallye 4WD single-owner vehicle that’s ready for some adventure.

Are you an art lover? You can choose from original oil paintings by local artists Rick Unger or Kathleen Steventon.

Jewelry, signed books, original art and photography, celebrity merchandise, a golf package at Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Disneyland 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 equine items 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 at the Ross Aragon Community Center.  It will begin at 6 p.m. with the silent auction and brown bag raffle, followed by the live auction at 7:45. 

Tickets are $25 through noon Friday and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Humane Society thrift store and animal shelter, Chamber of Commerce and Higher Ground Coffee.

This year, professional auctioneer Ken Kincaid, of OK Auctions, will handle the bidding activity, and we will also have the always entertaining Mike Branch, Mark Crain and Carl Smith helping spot for bidders.

The price of a ticket includes an excellent assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Old Towne Market and some new creations as well as old favorites from Alley House Grille/Farrago. Our dessert this year will be a delicious creation from Old Towne Market. Beverages include microbrewery beer, soft drinks and, this year, a very special wine selection generously donated by Gary and Becky Anderson of Colleyville, Texas. The Auction for the Animals will be serving two wines from Scott Harvey Winery, located in the heart of Amador County in California: a red blend 2009 Mountain Selection “Barbera,” which is created in the old world Italian, food friendly style and “One Last Kiss,” a white blend characterized as a, “great hot tub wine.”

Plan to attend this fabulous event, which benefits a great cause. 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. Through these efforts, the organization helps to keep our county free of wandering cats and dogs which is a benefit to all who reside and visit our beautiful area. 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 Humane Society relies on revenue from private donations, our thrift store and fund-raisers such as the Auction for the Animals to fund and support the activity of the animal shelter.

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

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