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The Cedar Valley Humane Society is holding its fourth annual Whine & Wags Auction on Friday, March 8, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE in Cedar Rapids.

The silent auction will feature a wide variety of items, including art, jewelry, entertainment packages, and autographed sports memorabilia. Immediately following the silent auction, professional auctioneers will lead a live auction.

"We're thrilled to be adding a live auction component to the event this year. It's going to be a very exciting night!" says Chuck Tourtillott, executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society. "As a nonprofit animal shelter, we rely upon the support of the community to be able to help stray, abused, neglected, and abandoned animals."

Tickets for the Whine & Wags Auction are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. A table for ten may be reserved for only $275. Admission includes live music and hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar. Register in advance at www.cvhumane.org. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling (319) 362-6288 or stopping by the shelter at 7411 Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids. Advance tickets will be held at will call.

All proceeds will help provide care and medical treatment to homeless animals at the Cedar Valley Humane Society. For more information, contact Jan Clarke at (319) 362-6288 or jan.clarke@cvhumane.org.

About the Cedar Valley Humane Society
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships between people and animals, and eliminating cruelty, abuse and overpopulation of animals through education, adoption services and inspiring compassion for all living things. Since the construction of its present facility in 1969, the open-admission animal shelter has cared for more than 100,000 animals. The Cedar Valley Humane Society provides animal control services to unincorporated Linn County and contracted municipalities in Linn and Johnson Counties. The organization's adoption services and other services are available to residents throughout Eastern Iowa.

The nonprofit organization receives no federal or state funding, nor is it associated with any national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. It relies solely on service fees and donations from the local community to enable it to offer vital services such as animal rescue and critical care for homeless, abandoned, abused, sick, and neglected animals.

The Cedar Valley Humane Society is located at 7411 Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids. For more information, please visit www.cvhumane.org.


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