Tickets to the 12th Annual Puss n Boots Costume Ball and Silent Auction are on sale now. The Ball, a benefit for Friends of the Animal Shelter, will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Ashland’s Windmill Inn, starting at 6:00 pm. The evening will include a Silent Auction offering over 200 items, dancing to “The Usual Suspects”, many costume and door prizes, and delicious food including gourmet Hors D’oeuvres, decadent desserts and a no host bar sponsored by SNYP (Spay/ Neuter Your Pet). Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is the primary annual fundraiser for the dogs and cats at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.
Recent news stories of 41 abused and neglected dogs rescued from a private residence by the Jackson county Animal Shelter brought out the best in the people of the Rogue Valley. Public response has been overwhelming. Due to an increase in awareness, adoptions at the Shelter have been steady ever since. Calls from citizens to help are streaming in, including a few offers to foster the dogs involved in the legal saga and hundreds of dollars in donations for their medical care. Local vets have pitched in to help care for the dogs.