Ringo, a mixed breed puppy who was adoped this summer from the no-kill Elmore SPCA, was rescued from the Saranac River by the Plattsburgh City Police.
This Saturday, November 23, the Elmore SPCA will hold its second annual Pottery for Pets auction at the Westside Ballroom, 253 New York Ave, with an interesting twist.
Along with locally made artisan pottery, this year the auction will feature the art work of local children’s authors painted onto the pottery, along with autographed books as well. Authors like Steven Kellog, of “Pinkerton” fame, Kate Messner, Gordy Little and Speedie Arnold are being featured, along with several others.
“From a personal aspect, it’s amazing how the community came together (last year),” said Rebecca Burdo, shelter manager of the Elmore SPCA. “The artistic community is just amazing how they came together.”
There will be a silent auction from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. consisting of 70 pieces. At 6:15 p.m. the live auction will begin, with 50 pieces including the pieces from the children’s authors.
There will also be a cocktail party with appetizers and desserts donated by 11 area restuarants, and a cash bar.
“We just hope people come out and have a fun night and raise some money for a great cause. The more we can do for these animals the more likely they are to find their forever homes,” said Burdo.
Elmore SPCA can be reached through www.elmorespca.org, or on Facebook at elmore SPCA.