RUTLAND - The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is hosting its annual Duck Derby to raise money for the homeless animals in its care.
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, at the Library Fields on River Road in Killington (part of the Killington Dog Days weekend benefitting RCHS) "adopted" plastic ducks will be launched into the stream in a race to the finish. The first ducks to reach the finish line win cash prizes. There will also be a cash prize for the last duck. To adopt a duck please visit the RCHS website (www.rchsvt.org), contact the Business Office at 802-483-9171 or adopt a duck at the Killington Dog Days weekend. A single duck is $3, four ducks (a quack pack) are $10 and 6 ducks (a six-quack) are $15. Funds raised from the Duck Derby will support the programs and homeless animals at RCHS. So "adopt" a duck for the day and cheer it on as it makes its way downstream.
Three year old. Spayed Female. Boxer mix.
I'm all wiggles and I can catch a ball like nobody's business. Like all Boxers, I enjoy the company of my people and am always ready for adventure. I am nicely housetrained, know sit and love to retrieve a ball-a great way to keep me exercised. A rural home would be best for me so I will not be tempted by other animals wandering through my neighborhood.
Two year old. Neutered Male. Bull Terrier mix.
If you're looking for a dog that knows tricks, here I am. I know sit, down, come, shake and high five with both paws. And I've heard there are a lot more tricks for me to learn (roll over sounds fun). I'm a very playful guy who loves to play with tennis balls and I enjoy catching them mid-air. I'm super cute and an overall lovely dog.
Two year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Long Hair Brown Tiger.
I'm not sure what the staff was thinking at the time they named me but I have to say the name kinda grows on me. Dinky I am not. I am a big kitty with a big personality to match. I love to roll on my back and have you rub my tummy, ah, the joys of life. I am now sharing living space with other cats and seem to be doing just fine.
One year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Gray Tiger.
My previous family could not afford to take care of me any longer and had to make the difficult decision to bring me to the shelter. It is very important for you to know that I do not like dogs, they really scare me. As you can see from my photo I have a silly personally and I love people.
Director of Outreach and Special Events
Rutland County Humane Society
802-483-9171 ext. 217