Fur Ball a Success!

EntranceStafford Animal Shelter’s 16th annual Fur Ball was a smashing success! It is truly a pleasure to say that, once again, this year raised more money than previous years. All proceeds from the event will go toward feeding and caring for animals who come to Stafford in need of our services. Of course, we could not do this without you all and would like to say a very big “Thank you” to the following people and businesses:

The tables were lined with over 70 silent auction items and packages.
The tables were lined with over 70 silent auction items and packages.

Auction Donors:
2nd Street Bistro & Murray Bar, 360 Pet Medical, A Silent Feather, Absaroka Dogsled Treks at Chico Hot Springs, Ace Hardware, Alicia Davis, Alston Chase, Andy Art, Angie Froke, April Christofferson, Astea Jewelry, At Home on the Range, B Bar Ranch, Battle Ridge Construction, Bequet Confections, Blue Slipper Theatre, Blue Winged Olive, Bodega Bakery, Bozeman Rabbit Resource, Brant Oswald Fly Fishing Services, Cabin Lil, Charles Worth, Chris Hillegass, Clair & Bingo Savon, Colin Davis & Chico Hot Springs, Crown Creations, Dan Bailey Fly Shop, Deana Albers Jewelry, Dee-o-Gee, Deer Haven Ranch, Dillon Smith Woodworking, Donna Onstott, Dr. J.P. Lavalley, Duke & Yvonne Venturino, Eclipse Salon, Edd Enders, Eli Isaly, Elk River Books, Ellichai Fine Jewelry, Eyecare Professionals, Frugal Frame Shop, Gone to the Dogs, Gray Ghost K9 Academy, Grey Muzzle Organization, Gwen Strachan, Hattie Rex, Jack Yardley, Jeannie Knox, Jed Steele-Steele Vineyards, Joanne Berghold, Know Thy Dog, Kong Co., Livingston Kite Company, Long Outfitting, Mad About Animals, Mark’s In & Out, Melanie Renee Photography, Mike & Sue Dailey, Missy Mayfield, Montana Aleworks, Montana Audubon Society, Montana Grizzly Encounter, Montana Whitewater Rafting & Zip Line Co., Murdoch’s Ranch and Home, Mustang Café, Neptune’s Brewery, Obsidian Collection, Painted Buddha, Paradise Adventure Co., Patty Bobonich, Pet Robin Company, Peter & Nikki Fox, Plonk Wine Bar, Radio Shack, Sandra Leal, Sandy Erickson, Sarah Homans Designs, StarwindMtUSA, Steve Simpson & Roxanne Haidle, Summit Aviation, Sweetwater Fly Shop and Travel Company, Tangles & Co., The Florence Furniture Co., The Murray Hotel, The Paint Factory, Inc., The Spur Line, Timber Trails, Tom Murphy Wilderness Photography Expeditions, Toque, Traci Isaly, Treat-Animal Wellness, Virginia Muldoon, Wendy Deans & Rafter D Training, West Paw Designs, Wheatgrass Saloon, Wild Horse Steel Works, WomenRidersNow.com, Word of Mouth Leather, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, and Yellowstone Valley Lodge.

The live auction, led by Jimbo Logan, included 14 items.
The live auction, led by Jimbo Logan, included 14 items.

Volunteers:
Andy Art, Eve Art, Victoria Bell, Cindy Black, Maureen Byrne, Sue Dailey, Kelly Engle, Nikki Fox, Peter Fox, Angie Froke, Roxanne Haidle, Jeanne Knox, Amanda Leach, Natalie McGrath, Debbie Nelson, Vicky Regula, Kammie Roberts, and Kristin Williamson.

Special Thanks to:
Our hosts Chico Hot Springs & Day Spa, Chico’s Kitchen and Special Events staff, Colin Davis, the Art family, Auctioneer Jimbo Logan, the Hollowtops, Big Sky Photo Booth, PrintingforLess, Town & Country, Dr. Chris Kenyon and her dog Gwen, and each of our guests and auction bidders.

And an extra thanks to all of the Dutch Auction bidders who allowed us to get this:

A kitten recovering from neuter surgery in one of our new cages.
A kitten recovering from neuter surgery in one of our new cages.
The whole bank is set up and ready for kitties.
The whole bank is set up and ready for kitties.

Our next even is the Dog Days of Summer 5K on August 22nd and Bark in the Park on August 23rd. Stay tuned for more details!