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Humane Society party in Vail harvests $16,000

Daily Staff Reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyBecca Hendrick holds one of the five kittens that were special guests at the Humane Societys annual Harvest Party in Vail, Colorado earlier this month. The four-week-old kittens are in foster care with Helen McIntyre.

VAIL, Colorado Feet were dancing, paws were prancing and all were feasting at the ninth annual Harvest Party held recently at the Lionshead Lodge in Vail, CO Colorado. The event, which more than 275 people attended, was a fundraiser for the Eagle Valley Humane Society, which netted $16,000.00 from ticket and raffle sales, along with proceeds from the silent auction. There was dancing, dining and wine sampling. Restaurants featured included the Vail Chophouse, Route 6 Cafe, Blue Moose Pizza, Gourmet Cowboy, Foods of Vail, Zach’s Cabin at Beaver Creek and Mountain Flour.The Eagle Valley Humane Society finds and trains stray animals so they can be adopted by a new family. Some of the animals, mostly cats and dogs, left behind when people move.Last May, the Humane Society was evicted from its 14-year home at the Eagle County Animal Shelter. The pets housed by the Humane Society at the shelter will be in foster care until they are adopted.Volunteer foster families are caring for one dog and 20 cats. Five kittens are living with Helen McIntyre, a volunteer who bottle-feeds the four-week old kittens. They will be ready for adoption when they are eight weeks old. Wags & Whiskers, a local pet shop with locations in Eagle and Edwards, has donated office space to the Humane Society. Humane Society director Char Quinn can be found at the Eagle store, which is located between First Bank and City Market. She can be reached at (970)280-5738.

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