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UPDATE: The Humane Society’s 15th Annual Auction for the Animals, held Friday, August 28th, was a fun night out on the town for all who attended. A huge round of applause to everyone who volunteered to help make this event a success! Without their help The Auction for the Animals could not take place. This year, the Auction for the Animals committee made a concerted effort to cut costs and still put on a quality event. With these cost savings and through community support for this event, which included 306 tickets sold, the successful bidding on the wonderful live and silent auction items, and the over $10,000 in financial sponsorships, the Humane Society raised nearly $31,000. These funds will be used to offset operating costs of the animal shelter which houses the lost, homeless, abandoned, and owner surrendered dogs and cats of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta Country. We sincerely hope that all who attended had a wonderful time and went home with some great auction items!

And a big THANK YOU to our sponsors!!

Citizens Bank Logo

Alley House Grille Logo    Farrago text    Fort Lawrie Logo    Wells Fargo Logo

And photos from the big night:

Auction Crowd Auction Bar Auction Items Auction Crowd

Auction Paintings Auction Crowd Auction Artwork Auction Basket

2009 Poster The 15th annual Auction for the Animals will be Friday, August 28, at the Pagosa Springs Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm, where attendees can peruse the hundreds of silent auction items while delicious hors d'oeuvres from Alley House & Farrago are served along with your choice of wines or microbrewery beer served in a commemorative glass. The silent auction will be followed by the live auction at 7:30 pm. 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 $25 through 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 27, and $30 at the door. The price of a ticket includes the above mentioned food and beverages along with non alcoholic beverages, delicious desserts made especially by Pastry Chef Kellie at Alley House, and the time of your life bidding on fabulous auction items.

Is Durango your idea of a close to home, get away from it all trip? Bid on our Durango Package for Two which will include one night at the historic General Palmer Hotel and gift certificates to local establishments.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano? How about bidding on a beautiful Kawai Digital piano? Need a new electric guitar? We will have two great ones for your bidding pleasure. Don't want to play an instrument, but just listen to some good music? How about our donation from George Strait - the autographed two CD set "50 Number Ones", complete with his biography and a page of questions and George's answers.

Horsehair pottery by Hanna JayBack by popular demand are two custom pieces of Kinlicheni signed horsehair pottery by Indian artist Hanna Jay - one in the silent auction and one in the live auction. There is also a trio of glazed pottery bears by Big Sky Carvers.

There will be some wonderful artwork this year including works by Barbara Rosner, Chuck Ren (actual signed and numbered artist's proof), signed works by Claire Goldrick and many other talented artists.

Even your cat or dog can benefit by your attendance at the event, as there will many delightful and very creative cat and dog baskets that will make it very difficult to choose which one to bid on in the silent auction.

Please plan to attend one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year which benefits a great cause - keeping our county free of wandering cats and dogs and providing them with temporary shelter until they can be reunited with their owners or an adoptive home 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 through fund raisers such as the Auction for the Animals.

Remember, discounted tickets can be purchased until 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 26, at the Humane Society Administration office located upstairs at the Thrift Store, Chamber of Commerce, Moonlight Books, and the Plaid Pony. Tickets will be $30 Thursday, Friday and at the door. For more information/questions or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the auction, please call the Humane Society administration office at 264-5549.

Animal Shelter -
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm
Address: 465 Cloman Blvd., PO Box 2230,
               Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)731-4771 FAX: (970)731-5552
E-mail: sheltermanager@humanesociety.biz
Thrift Store -
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm
Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-6424 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsthriftstore@humanesociety.biz
Administrative Office -
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm
Address: 279 Pagosa St on Hwy 160, PO Box 2230,
  Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 (Map)
Phone: (970)264-5549 FAX: (970)264-5593
E-mail: hsadmin@humanesociety.biz