Art sells for an­i­mals

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Phil De­sormeaux en­ter­tained the crowd as he auc­tioned off art work and other in­ter­est­ing items for the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety, last Sun­day, at the Haskell Free Li­brary.

ate his wit and hu­mour. We are very lucky to have him,” added Ms. Dekker.

Lo­cal artists and sup­port­ers of the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety al­ways give gen­er­ously for this an­nual event which fea­tures not only the auc­tion­ing off of art but also a mix­ture of other in­ter­est­ing items. “We sold some lovely crys­tal vases and John Hodge made a birch deer for us to sell,” said Joyce.

“We had a nice va­ri­ety of art in­clud­ing two items from Ge­orge Fos­ter, a carv­ing from Deb­bie Everett, and a paint­ing by Mar­i­lyn Sal­ter, who came out to the auc­tion all the way from Bury. Gary Mac Don­ald do­nated a paint­ing made with cof­fee of the Haskell Li­brary,” men­tioned Mary.

Be­sides pro­vid­ing a home for aban­doned or res­cued dogs and cats, the Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety also holds cat neu­ter­ing clin­ics about once a month. “It’s been very dif­fi­cult to keep up with the de­mand for our cat clin­ics. We usu­ally do them about once a month, but this month we had to sched­ule two clin­ics. Now when peo­ple call from the Sher­brooke area I re­fer them to the Sher­booke SPA which also does cat neu­ter­ing

clin­ics,” ex­plained Ms. Dekker.

A fur­ther fund-rais­ing event for the an­i­mal shel­ter, which is home to about forty cats and forty dogs, will be a gourmet din­ner event cooked by chef Jean Michel Maitre and held at La Vieille Douane in De­cem­ber. The Fron­tier An­i­mal So­ci­ety will also have a sale ta­ble at the Stanstead Christ­mas Bazaar to be held on De­cem­ber 8th.

If you are in­ter­ested in adopt­ing ei­ther a cat or a dog or would like more in­forma-

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