Jessica McGuinness steps onto the walkway during the 2009 Rescues and Runways fashion show at Centennial Mall. A pet adopt-a-thon kicks off this year’s event at noon Saturday at the mall, followed by a silent auction at 1 p.m. and the fashion show at 2 p.m.

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Jessica McGuinness steps onto the walkway during the 2009 Rescues and Runways fashion show at Centennial Mall. A pet adopt-a-thon kicks off this year’s event at noon Saturday at the mall, followed by a silent auction at 1 p.m. and the fashion show at 2 p.m.

Annual Moffat County Humane Society fundraiser spotlights adoptable pets

If you go …

What: Rescues and Runways, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Moffat County.

When: Adopt-a-thon at noon, fashion show at 2 p.m., and silent auction from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

— The fashion show is free and open to the public. For more information, call Maurices at 824-7393.

Quotable

“What makes it unique is that we show fun fashions, but at the same time show pets that are in need of being adopted.”

— Rose Lindquist, manager of the Maurices store in Craig.

Rescues and Runways may appear at first glance to be a typical holiday fashion show.

Models showcase a range of styles from casual to formal outfits, said Rose Lindquist, manager of the Maurices store in Craig.

But, the four-legged participants in the event set it apart from the normal fashion showcase.

“What makes it unique is that we show fun fashions, but at the same time show pets that are in need of being adopted,” Lindquist said.

Rescues and Runways, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Moffat County, is scheduled for Saturday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Maurices is teaming up with the Humane Society and Total Teamwork Training to put on the annual event, which includes a fashion show, silent auction and pet adopt-a-thon.

Proceeds benefit the Humane Society, which offers a variety of services ranging from reduced-cost spay and neutering to a foster program for shelter animals, Humane Society secretary Ann Anderson said.

The fashion show will take place at 2 p.m., at the west end of the mall.

“Our plan is to have several dogs … that walk with models in the show, which is fun,” Lindquist said.

Maurices has also chipped in by collecting cash donations for the Humane Society through November, she said, and as of Wednesday the store had collected more than $1,300.

At the silent auction, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. near the fashion show, residents can cast bids for an assortment of items ranging from jewelry to a wine stopper and coasters.

“We have lots of certificates, specifically for restaurants and services and things like that,” Lindquist said.

During the adopt-a-thon, which starts at noon, residents can adopt any animal for $60, which covers the cost of vaccinations, spaying or neutering and a feline leukemia test for cats. That’s almost half the normal cost of about $115.

The adopt-a-thon takes place inside Total Teamwork Training and will run from noon until about an hour after the fashion show, Anderson said.

“Hopefully, we’re going to bring as many animals as we can to the adopt-a-thon,” she said.

The animals are, after all, the main reason for the event.

“We hope to get pets adopted, No. 1,” Lindquist said.

For more information, call Maurices at 824-7393.

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