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Rutland Humane Society News - 4th Annual Spring for the Animals Auction

Please join the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) at the 4th annual "Spring for the Animals" Auction. It will be held on Thursday, April 1 at the Rutland Country Club from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include hors d'oeuvres, a beverage, silent auction and live music. Auction items include art, jewelry, dining, items for the home, gift baskets and more.

Over 100 items have been donated. Space is limited so buy your tickets ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased at the RCHS Shelter (Pittsford) and The Pet Cage (Rutland). If you can't attend or want to see the items and bid prior to the event, visit our website at www.rchsvt.org and join the fun. Online bidding begins March 15. All proceeds support the animals and programs at the Rutland County Humane Society. For more details contact RCHS at 483-9171 or www.rchsvt.org.

SAMPSON

A 2 year old, neutered male, Chow Chow/Border Collie mix weighing 52 lbs.

I'm a very nice fellow who needs to get regular positive exposure to people, dogs and new places. I've been under socialized so my new owner should get me out and about so I get used to all kinds of people and situations. I was surrendered by my family on Feb. 27 because they didn't have enough time for me.

I tend to walk in circles when I'm on a leash so I need some work on leash walking so I can walk nicely with my new family. It would be ideal if my new owner is familiar with the Chow breed. Our breed is not known to be overly friendly with people outside our immediate family so socialization will be important to counteract my early lack of socialization.

I arrived at RCHS with my brother Rambo and we get along nicely. If you already have a dog, a dog-to-dog introduction will be important. I am looking for a home with children 12 years old or older. I have high exercise requirements which might include hiking, dog sports, jogging, swimming or dog play.

TWISTER

A 6 year old, neutered male, domestic short hair gray and white weighing 14 lbs. I am a very vocal kitty with a lot to say. I have a great personality, love to play toys and of course take my naps in a nice cozy spot. If you have an empty lap to fill I am the kitty for you!

The shelter is located at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford and can be reached at 483-6700. The shelter is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 pm until 5 p.m. Learn more about RCHS by visiting www.rchsvt.org.

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