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Items galore at the Auction for the Animals

By Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Mike Stoll These paintings by Pagosa artist Rick Unger are among the art items available at Friday’s Auction for the Animals at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The event is a fund-raiser for the Pagosa Springs Humane Society.

Photo courtesy Mike Stoll
These paintings by Pagosa artist Rick Unger are among the art items available at Friday’s Auction for the Animals at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The event is a fund-raiser for the Pagosa Springs Humane Society.

Have you ever wanted a Roger Staubach autographed football or a framed and autographed action photo of John Elway?

A selection of wonderful Texas and California wines or a beautiful Royal King Trail saddle?

How about a selection of stunning jewelry pieces, including a Lulu Begay turquoise and coral inlay necklace and earring set, a Vernon Phillips turquoise, pearl and black onyx necklace, a vintage traditional style red coral and silver necklace, or a 22-karat gold Trabzon bracelet?

Would either of two Rick Unger paintings look good in your home?

How about a tour of California wineries or getaway packages to destinations such as Cabo, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia or Panama?

Curiosity aroused?

If so, you should plan to attend the 19th annual Humane Society Auction for the Animals and see for yourself all the wonderful items up for bid in the live and silent auctions. The Brown Bag Raffle, where you can choose what you want to win, is back again this year, as well.

There will be something for everyone, at a price point for everyone, including a wonderful selection of gift baskets and gift certificates, so don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase a special treat for yourself and do your holiday shopping early, too.

This popular local event will be held Friday, Aug. 23, at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The silent auction and brown bag raffle will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction at 7:45.

Tickets prices are the same as last year: $25 through noon on the day of the event and $30 at the door. The price of admission includes a drink ticket, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and dessert catered by Alley House Grille, The View and DSP Pizza. We will serve microbrewery beer, soft drinks and two popular wines from the Scott Harvey Winery, located in the heart of Amador County in California.

Advance tickets are available at the Humane Society Thrift Store downtown at 269 Pagosa St., the Chamber of Commerce, Higher Grounds Coffee at 189 Talisman Drive, and Pagosa Feed and Nursery at 166 Bastille Drive.

Plan to attend one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year in support of a great cause. The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs serves our community by providing homeless and lost animals with temporary shelter and care until they can be reunited with their owners or an adoptive family can be found. We also operate the Pack Rack Thrift Store downtown, which serves the needs of so many in our community by offering low-cost and high-quality gently-used household items, clothing and much more.

Our local Humane Society does not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, the ASPCA, or the United Way. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, our thrift store, and fund-raisers such as the Auction for the Animals to create a safe haven for animals in need.

For more information on the event, contact the Humane Society at 264-5549.

This story was posted on August 22, 2013.