Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | July 8, 2009

Join us for Paws For Art

Sarabi the work of art...

Sarabi the work of art...

Dear Pet Column,


I noticed that Second Chance Humane Society is hosting a new event at the Telluride Conference Center this month called “Paws for Art,  which looks like a great event that I will be attending, but I am wondering if you are still hosting the Telluride Fur Ball this year as well?

Sincerely, Fur Ball Fan

Dear Fur Ball Fan,

In a year where every dollar matters more than ever, Second Chance wanted to try a fresh new approach to its singular fundraising event within San Miguel County.   The Fur Ball, an event that allowed dog parents a uniquely fun “night on the town” with their dogs limited the demographic appeal to our event which supported our shelter programs and operations.  Thus, we decided to broaden the nature of the event to beyond that of dogs and their parents.  Paws for Art makes it possible for all variations of animal lovers to attend our fun event.  In fact, anyone looking for an entertaining way to support a very excellent cause will want to attend this new and dynamic event!

Paws for Art debuts Saturday, July 18 at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village from 4-7 PM.  The highlights feature silent and live auctions as well as a complimentary wine, beer and delectable hors d’oeuvres for only $35.00 per ticket!  There will also be lively music to accompany the evening performed by Tony Rosario (a national caliber professional musician who performs soulful and energetic music) and DJ Antone will be setting the mood in between with his wide array of tunes.

To further “freshen” the event (and cut overall expenses), Paws for Art will not be serving dinner but has scheduled the event to fall at the pre-dinner hours of 4-7 PM so that guests can take advantage of the complimentary wine (4-6 PM) and beer, and cash bar all evening, and bid on some wonderful art and other auction items before heading out to dinner elsewhere.

So to best answer your question, Fur Ball Fan, although dogs will not be attending this event, animal lovers of all kinds will, as well as those just wanting an enjoyable evening that supports a great purpose.   (As the only local non-profit humane society in the region, Second Chance Humane Society rescues and re-homes hundreds of pets each year as well as offers numerous community services such as a Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance Program).

Tickets are available at the door and you can call Event Planner Lisa Katz at 970.729.2586 or email her at: for further information.  We are still enrolling volunteers who are interested in supporting this event in exchange for free admittance.

My name is Sarabi a gorgeous 3 month kitten here at the Second Chance Shelter.  I am excited about Paws for Art as I am hoping that my photo will be selected as an auction item.  I think it will bring in some good money – as I consider myself a true work of art!  Come meet me today…

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other Programs.  Visit our shelter pets online:  Direct Pet Column questions to:  kelly@secondchancehumanesociety.orgPhoto by Real Life Photographs.


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