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Meow & Bow Wow: Quilt guild donation supports animal shelter

by Valley Press
| September 21, 2022 12:00 AM

Thompson River Animal Care Shelter recently accepted a gift from the Flat Iron Quilting Guild. Compassion for homeless animals drove the guild to create the beautiful quilt specifically for TRACS to use as a fundraiser.

The guild also has an ongoing project where they make lap quilts for cancer patients going through treatment which they donate through the Sanders County Cancer Network.

The Local Artists Supporting TRACS silent auction is planned to run Nov. 28 to Dec. 16. Karen Olson, a TRACS volunteer who is organizing the auction, said, “The auction will be the main fundraiser for TRACS this year and we hope to make it bigger than last year’s! This fun ‘Meow and Bow Wow’ quilt will definitely be a showcase piece for the auction. There are so many talented artists in our area and we’re hoping that they’ll be willing to donate a piece or two of their artwork. But we’ll also accept artwork from non-local artists as well as non-art items or gift certificates.”

All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly for the care of the shelter animals. TRACS provides a caring, temporary home for over 1,000 dogs and cats each year. Some of their expenses include vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter, vet visits and other medical care, prescription medications, staffing, transportation, building maintenance (including needed roof repairs), tons of laundry, food, blankets, office and record keeping.

The venue has not been determined as that will depend on how many donations are expected. Notify Olson at if you plan on making a donation for the auction. Art donations can be turned in Nov. 26-28, but arrangements can be made if those dates don’t work.

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