Ev­ery­thing sells at auc­tion for home­less an­i­mals

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

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.

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

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

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