By Robson Reyes
The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs (HSPS) has canceled its live portion of the Auction for the Animals event due to the recent rapid increase in COVID cases and economic uncertainty. Moreover, in today’s turbulent world, it is very difficult to plan an in-person event with constant changes in the prices of goods and services, which means that the cost of hosting a live event is more expensive than ever.
Therefore, HSPS has decided to host its auction strictly online so that nearly all proceeds from this crucial fundraising event can go directly to the care of its shelter animals, rather than the organization of an extravagant in-person event.
HSPS is very pleased to share that the online auction will be bigger than ever and will run for two full weeks, from June 20th to July 5th.
The event still includes his popular virtual “Pet Fashion Show” starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, where viewers can watch the animals strut their stuff in support of his Pagosa Springs animal sanctuary. Members of the public can vote for their favorite costumed animals.
Plus, virtual auction participants can bid on hundreds of amazing items, including jewelry, artwork, homewares, outdoor gear, gift baskets, and gift certificates. local businesses such as Goodman’s, Chow Down, Momentum Fitness, local veterinarians, a host of local restaurants, plus gift certificates from nearby towns like Creede, Lake City, Ouray, Chama and Durango. There are adventure items like Cumbre Toltec railroad passes, San Juan dog sledding, Wolf Creek ski passes, Overlook Hot Springs bath passes, tickets to the Creede Rep Theater, and much more…
The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs is not immune to today’s ever-changing economic climate, which is why it needs your support now more than ever. Over the past two years, HSPS has run its online auction event with great success and is looking forward to another successful online auction again this year. We are very grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who donated to our auction, and to all of our sponsors who have so generously supported our event.
Start previewing items and bidding on your favorites starting June 20 by visiting www.hspsauction.org.
HSPS thanks you for your support!