Art sells for animals
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-