Help AnimalSave by supporting its “Furry, Furry Fest” and online auction

Bumbles the Rescue Cat, pictured, is part of AnimalSave’s program which includes the low cost spay / neuter clinic that has modified over 27,000 dogs and cats and its rescues foster / adoption program and finds homes for over 250 cats each year.
Photo submitted by Carolyn Niehaus

AnimalSave is changing its annual fundraiser this year. The event will include an online auction which will be held October 13-23. Items in the auction include tree trimming services by Tim the Tree Man, automotive details by A Finer Detail, landscaping materials from The Soil Broker, a stay at Sunshine Valley Yurt in Grass Valley , a stay at Incline Village, a gift basket from Shinto’s Pet Food store, an original painting of a whimsical giraffe, gift certificates for the Holbrooke and National Hotel, gift baskets from local Grass companies Valley and Nevada City and more. Go to for more information on the online auction and instructions on how to bid.

The event will conclude with “A Furry, Furry Fest,” an outdoor event from 11 am to 3 pm on October 24th. It will be open to the public and to their dogs, which are well behaved and kept on a leash.

Lazy Dog Ice Cream will provide sweet treats for dogs and their loved ones, as well as food and drink for sale. Local DJ Jamie Hogan will provide music and dancing (you can dance with your dog if you wish). An animal communicator will be on hand to chat with the animals about their innermost thoughts and Tom Wilson will demonstrate acupressure, massage, craniosacral and pet Reiki. There will also be a photo booth, raffle items, doggie bags for doggies, moving tennis balls, Treat Alley to challenge your dog’s scent for treat abilities and a special noon event.

High level sponsors include Judy and Jerry Wilson, Clare McDowell, Carolyn Niehaus, Chris Donahue, Diana Bailey, Incredible Pets, Interwest Insurance Services and the Animal Save Board of Directors.

Proceeds from A Furry, Furry Fest will help fund AnimalSave’s animal rescue and welfare programs. AnimalSave’s main programs include the Low Cost Spay / Spay Clinic which has modified over 27,000 dogs and cats over the past 13 years and its Rescue / Adoption Program which rescues and finds homes for more. of 250 cats each year. The event will take place at the AnimalSave Center, 520 East Main Street in Grass Valley. Free entry. Send an email to [email protected] or dial 530-271-7071, ext. 201, for more information or visit As per Nevada County Department of Public Health guidelines and AnimalSave’s desire to protect our community, masks will be required for everyone.

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