You can let your money go to the dogs |

You can let your money go to the dogs

The Aspen/Pitkin County Animal Shelter’s campaign is more than halfway to its $2.4 million goal.

Shelter supporters have quietly raised $1.5 million for a new shelter over the past year through sizable contributions. Now, the campaign is going public for the last $900,000.

Aspenites and visitors may notice displays at local banks and pet-related stores where they can make a donation to the cause. This is the time for people to offer $10 or $20 or whatever they can afford to give, said Seth Sachson, shelter director.

Or, if you really want your money to go to the dogs (and cats), head to the Circle R Ranch in Woody Creek on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the Bow Wow Meow Ball.

The ball, to take place in a barn at the ranch, will feature cocktails and appetizers, a silent auction and pet boutique, animal adoption/fashion parade, a buffet dinner, and disco dancing to Boogie Machine.

Auction items include a full ski pass donated by the Aspen Skiing Co., two nights at the Hotel Lenado, three nights at the Hearthstone House, dinner for two at Genre Bistro, dinner for two at Jimmy’s and more.

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