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Drinking to the dogs

Barbara Duncan
Barbara Duncan/Special to the Daily Char Quinn, Patricia Esperon and Scott Proper.
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VAIL – The 2005 holiday season would not be complete without the Martini Ball, held at the Tap Room on Bridge Street to benefit the Eagle Valley Humane Society.

The event lived up to its reputation again with locals and out-of-towners alike hitting the dance floor for a good cause. Even Brandon Quinn, a self-described wallflower for many years, was seen doing a tango as DJ D-Riot spun music of all genres for hours.Mini-martini glasses sporting different Absolut Vodka concoctions were popular and in demand, as was the spread of scrumptious food provided by the Tap Room. Co-owner Clark Mercer, who oversaw the events’ details that evening, said he was pleased to host the event and champion the Eagle Valley Humane Society’s cause.

The Humane Society and the Eagle County Animal Shelter have worked together for years to achieve a record high adoption rate and prevent overpopulation. The Eagle Valley Humane Society, established in 1976, is located in the Eagle County Animal Control & Shelter in Eagle. The Humane Society offers many programs to the community including a spay and neuter assistance program, a program in which volunteers play with cats and dogs, a foster pet program and pet adopt-a-thons. The Humane Society also goes to area schools to teach students about proper treatment of animals and how to avoid being bitten.



The Humane Society and the Eagle County Animal Shelter have worked together for years to achieve a record high adoption rate and prevent overpopulation. The Eagle Valley Humane Society, established in 1976, is located in the Eagle County Animal Control & Shelter in Eagle. The Humane Society offers many programs to the community including a spay and neuter assistance program, a program in which volunteers play with cats and dogs, a foster pet program and pet adopt-a-thons. The Humane Society also goes to area schools to teach students about proper treatment of animals and how to avoid being bitten.

“We are elated to continually receive the community’s support,” Humane Society director Char Quinn said. “Fundraising events such as this allow Eagle County to have one of only 250 shelters in the United States that does not eliminate any of its animals.” Quinn said the shelter last year took in over 950 cats and dogs, and 98 percent were reclaimed or adopted. Whether animal lovers or simply community conscious individuals, everyone in attendance managed to raise thousands of dollars to keep our local needy pets happy.



For more information on the Eagle Valley Humane Society, visit their Web site http://www.adoptafriend.org or call 328-7387.

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