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AUCTION FOR THE ANIMALS 2012
8/25/12 UPDATE: The auction last night was a great success! A big thanks to all of our sponsors (list of Sponsors) and donors (list of Donors) for their generosity. And thanks to all who attended and splurged and especially to all the volunteers. Here are some photos:

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The 18th annual Humane Society of Pagosa Springs Auction for the Animals will be held Friday evening, August 24, at the Ross Aragon Community Center. The silent auction and brown bag raffle will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the live auction at 7:45 p.m.

Please plan to attend one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year and support the animal shelter’s mission of providing a safe haven for the homeless, unwanted and lost dogs and cats in our community.

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, the Humane Society thrift store and fund raisers such as the Auction for the Animals to provide care and sustenance to animals in need.

We are still seeking additional new and like-new donations for this exciting event. Signed artwork and books, gift certificates, jewelry, sports and outdoor equipment, gift items, dog and cat related products, and other biddable items are needed to help make the auction a great success again this year.

If you have an item or items you would like to donate, deliver them to our administration office located above the thrift store or call 264-5549 to schedule a pick up. Donations in excess of $250 cash or verifiable value will receive one or more free tickets to the event. The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed.

A special car has been donated for the auction - 1979 International Scout II Rallye Edition - by Tom Hixon's widow, Jenny Hoit. The Scout was Tom's "play truck" for many years when he came to the mountains. Stop by before the Auction and see the Scout parked in the Thrift Store parking lot.

Auction volunteers would greatly appreciate donated items as soon as possible so that they may be properly catalogued and included in our auction marketing materials. All donations must be received by 6:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, to be included in the auction.

Advance ticket sales will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, and can be purchased until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Humane Society administration office and the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event (same prices as last year.) The price of your admission gives you two wine or beer drink tickets and gourmet hors d'oeuvres catered by Alley House Grille, Farrago Market Cafe and Old Town Market. We will be also be serving a delicious dessert catered by Old Town Market, microbrewery beer, soft drinks and, this year, a very special selection of wine generously donated by Gary and Becky Anderson of Colleyville, Texas. The Auction for the Animals will serve two wines from the Scott Harvey Winery, located in the heart of Amador County in California: a red blend Mountain Selection "Barbera," which is created in the old world Italian style, and "One Last Kiss," a palate-pleasing white blend.

For more information or to make a tax deductible donation to the auction, call the Humane Society at 264-5549.

Photos of some of the auction items (list of all auction items):


Dallas Cowboy Helmets
Dallas Cowboy Autographed Helmets

1979 Scout    Rick Unger Oil
1979 International Scout II    Rick Unger Oil - "Evening Skinny Dip"

Turquoise Pendant    Kathleen Steventon Oil    Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace
Turquoise Pendant    Kathleen Steventon Oil - "Wolf Gaze"    Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace

J.P. Hervey Custom Made Western Saddle    Texas Hold Em Set w/S&W 38 Special
J.P. Hervey Custom Made Western Saddle    Texas Hold Em Set w/S&W 38 Special

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