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WolfWood Refuge to hold art auction fund-raiser

WolfWood Refuge, of Ignacio, is holding its first art auction to help raise funds for the care and maintenance of more than 70 rescued animals.

The live “fine art” auction will be held at the Durango Discovery Museum on Friday, Sept. 28, and features work by some of the very best artists in the region.

The event will include a live and silent auction with all proceeds going to the care and feeding of the animals. “Ambassador” animals will be present at the auction and attendees are invited to experience these magnificent animals first hand.

Founded by Paula and Craig Watson, WolfWood Refuge is home to more than 70 wolves and wolf/dogs. Rescuing and providing sanctuary for more than 20 years to abandoned, abused and oftentimes very ill animals, the non-profit organization operates solely to protect these animals and provide them with a safe and happy living environment. The animals are neither bred nor sold; are given medical attention, lots of love and a new lease on life. The refuge is staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. WolfWood also offers educational programs and works with over 30 different organizations and youth groups.

Tickets to the evening are $25, include wine and appetizers and are available online as well as at select locations in the area.

For information, contact Paula Watson, 946-9606, Stew Mosberg, (970) 884-2205, or go to

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