Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dog days are good days

Animal Shelter to benefit from sold-out event in Sun Valley


Bernard the shelter mascot models a raffle prize. Courtesy photo from the Animal Shelter

By ALEXANDRA BEGLEY
For the Express

    If you want to know why you should adopt a shelter cat, ask an 8-year-old.
    “Some people have cats to help cheer them up,” said Lochlain, a Wood River Valley resident. “Or just so you can love them.”
    The animal lover shared her feelings about the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in the days prior to its biggest annual fundraiser, the Dog Days of Summer Benefit.
    The event scheduled for Friday, July 25, will congregate nearly 350 friends and supporters to dine and participate in live and silent auctions at the Trail Creek Pavilion in Sun Valley.
    A special offering will be the premiere of a heartwarming film by Ketchum cinematographer DeSiree’ Fawn, which emphasizes the importance of animals in our community and the benefits of youth engagement. There will also be artwork by local students available for viewing.
    The shelter has been putting animals up for adoption for 32 years and has successfully found homes for more than 11,000 cats and dogs.  
    While tickets are sold out for the event, there are plenty of animals waiting for their forever homes. For more information, visit the website at www.animalshelterwrv.org, or call the shelter at 788-4351.




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