PITTSFORD-Animal lovers are invited to come to the 5th annual Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) "Spring for the Animals" auction on Thursday, April 7, at the Rutland Country Club.

Tickets for the 5:30-7:30 event are $25 and include hors d'oeuvres, a beverage and live music by Woodchucks' Revenge.

Over 130 fun and practical items have already been donated including gift certificates, art, jewelry, lift tickets, services and more. If you have a new item you would like to donate to help the homeless animals please call 483-9171 today.

Tickets for the "Spring for the Animals" auction can be purchased at RCHS at 765 Stevens Rd. in Pittsford or at the Pet Cage at 97 Crescent St. in Rutland. Space is limited so make your plans, invite your friends to join you and purchase your tickets soon.

An online preview of the items as well as the opportunity to bid online is available at the organization's website, www.rchsvt.org. Online bidding is underway now.

All proceeds from the auction, as well as other fund-raising events, support the animals and programs at the Rutland County Humane Society. Founded in 1959, for over 50 years, the Rutland County Humane Society has been dedicated to advocating for and working towards a responsible and humane community.

RCHS provides shelter and adoption opportunities for pets who are homeless and promotes animal welfare through community programs that benefit both animals and people. RCHS is a private, non-profit organization serving the communities of Rutland County. RCHS receives no financial support from any national or local humane organization. Programs are supported solely by donations, memberships and fund raising events.

For more information about RCHS, the "Spring for the Animals" auction, or other ways you can help please contact RCHS at 483-9171 or www.rchsvt.org.

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