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PAGOSA PENGUIN PLUNGE 2010
On Sunday, Valentine's Day, at 11 a.m., a group of spectators wandered over to the River Walk where they watched enthusiastic plungers as they jumped into the San Juan River, raising money for the non-profit agencies of their choice at the first Pagosa Penguin Plunge. The event was sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Chamber as part of the Annual Winter Fest. Over 15 brave souls showed their support for their favorite non-profit by jumping into the 34 degree water. This was not a simple jump in and out of the river. A plunger has to walk into the river, approximately 25 feet and flop down in the current and float/swim down over a small rapid before exiting to the cheers and applauds of the spectators. Upon exiting, the plungers were wrapped with several towels and dried off by groups of volunteers including our local EMT before retreating inside the warm chamber visitor center to change.

Caveman Ben Bailey HSPS's very own Ben Bailey volunteered to jump into the San Juan River to raise money for the homeless dogs and cats in our care. A special warm thank you to Ben, who brought in over $425 in pledges for our Humane Society. Ben also won best costume! As Ben exited the river he could be heard saying "It was cold, that was stupid, I'll never do that again"! Any volunteers for next year's Penguin Plunge?



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