Paws and Pearls fundraiser goes online this year

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 10:52 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The Paws For Life Animal League shelter in Riverton had a large fund raiser that went online this year.

Executive Director of the shelter Gina Gladman noted the importance of supporting the no-kill animal adoption center. She pointed out how they’re currently taking care of a group of kittens and their mom at the shelter.

"Like these kittens...mama down here at the bottom. She gave birth to these kittens, went into a foster home for 8 weeks, but they will stay here until they either get adopted or they can be transferred out to another facility,” stated Gladman.

Paws and Pearls is the shelter’s largest fund raiser and is held every year, bringing in about 40 to 60 thousand dollars of their operating budget annually.

They weren’t able to hold it this year with the restrictions, and with sponsors also having less disposable income, they felt it was important not to pressure anyone into giving. Instead, they opted for a virtual silent auction on their Facebook page, ‘Paws for Life Animal League - Riverton Animal Adoption Center.’

The auction ends on October 16th, and there is also a raffle for a Volvo that was donated, it was inspected by Top of the Hill Auto in Riverton. The Volvo raffle tickets are $50, and the mechanic who inspected it bought one himself, stating it has a few issues, but it’s safe to drive, as even he would drive it around if he won. It will be drawn on December 1st, or when the number of tickets reaches 100, whichever comes first.

“This helps you see who you’re supporting. And who doesn’t love cute kittens or puppies or dogs? I prefer adult dogs and adult cats. Kittens are fun but I like my toes," joked Gladman.

Gladman also noted, "Along with the auction that we’re doing, we’re also doing two raffles. We’re doing a pearl raffle that Jerome and the Golden Buffalo, they generously donated.”

The raffle for the pearls can be purchased at Paws, The Riverton Chamber of Commerce, or the Stock Doc. The raffle tickets for car can be purchased at Paws or U.S. Bank.

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