Paws for Celebration Online Auction – The Durango Herald
Parker’s Animal Rescue Holds Annual Fundraiser
Thanks to the seemingly endless pandemic, local organizations continue to get creative in rescheduling or redesigning their events.
This includes Parker’s Animal Rescue.
For the second year in a row, the local non-profit organization will hold its annual fundraising evening in the form of an online auction. This year, auction enthusiasts can tune in from February 12 to 22.
“It’s called Paws for Celebration. In years past, it was a big party, an in-person event. We had live food and music, a bar and a really big silent auction,” said Cheril Comisar, a member of the organization’s board of directors. “Last year, because of COVID, we went to the online auction form, and we’re doing that again this year.”
Parker’s Animal Rescue began, according to the rescue’s website, in 2014 when Lisa Parker and her husband, Eric, took in a litter of 6-day-old puppies: “Since that day, Parker’s Animal Rescue has developed a diverse team of homes for ‘homepage. and volunteers who, with our community partners, create a network of opportunities for dogs in need. Parker’s Animal Rescue also works closely with local and regional humane societies, Dogster and similar organizations to rescue, transport, care for and rehome dogs and puppies in need in surrounding areas.
Up for auction this year are a variety of goods and services, from four-person golf packages to Desert Sun’s coffee to loads of gravel, Comisar said. There will also be gift baskets from veterinary offices, gift certificates, a paddle board and a trip to Mexico for next winter.
Fundraising sponsors include: The Chama Valley Meat Co., Rock Solid Custom Granite Counter Tops, Durango Outdoor Exchange, Mac Source Durango, Tina Miely and Creature Comforts.
Comisar said the annual fundraiser is important because the nonprofit relies on the funding to help keep all of its dogs in foster homes.
“All of our fundraisers are extremely important. We are a 501(c) non-profit organization, all of our funds raised are for – all of our rescue dogs and puppies are in foster homes, we are a 100% foster rescue” , she said. “So every dog placed in foster care begins to burgle, to train. We are 100% responsible for all medical care including vaccinations, neutering and neutering, all food, all transportation, anything you can imagine these animals need while in care of PAR, that’s what these fundraisers are for. »
Additionally, Comisar said the organization also offers puppy classes for adoptive families and stays in touch with families for any support they may need after adoption.