Everything sells at auction for homeless animals
Itwas standing room only at the Frontier Animal Society’s annual Art Auction which was held in the Haskell Free Library’s Reading Room, last Sunday. After paying the expenses, $2,734 was raised through the selling of donated pieces of art, handicrafts and many other interesting items, all auctioned off by Phil Desormeaux, and it was the animal shelter’s most successful auction to date. The money will help pay some of the heating costs this winter at the dog and cat animal shelter, located in Stanstead.
“Everything sold which was nice. Once again, Gary MacDonald gave us one of his coffee paintings and people bid very enthusiastically on that. I think that Troy Winter now has about five of Gary’s paintings, all bought at our auctions,” said Joyce Dekker, the president and founder of the Frontier Animal Society.
cats, only seven dogs are living at the shelter right now because of repair-work being done to their living area. “We’re doing sanding and re-painting now. In a few weeks we should be able to accommodate more dogs,” explained Ms. Dekker. “We got a nice dog yesterday from the pound in Montreal, a female Rottweiler.”
The Frontier Animal Society is now working with a volunteer dog trainer to help rehabilitate any dogs that they take in with behavioral problems. Catherine de Hatley, has helped us with a couple of difficult dogs with very good results. Right now she has a German Shepherd of ours that she’s training,” said Ms. Dekker.
If you’d like more information about the Frontier Animal Society or you would like to donate much needed items such as old towels, old blankets, cat or dog food, visit their website or call 819 876-7785.
Do people go to the Frontier Animal Society’s annual auction for the fascinating variety of goods or for the entertainment, provided mostly by the enthusiastic auctioneer, Phil Desormeaux. See article p. 5