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Fundraiser for shelter animals to take place Saturday in Craig

Noelle Leavitt Riley

— If you're looking to give back to homeless animals in the community, Saturday lends that opportunity to Craig residents.

The Humane Society of Moffat County is hosting its first bowling fundraiser at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center at 990 Industrial Ave. in Craig, hoping to raise money for the animals it supports through the local animal shelter.

The idea for a fundraiser came from Josh Johnson, Craig's Bank of Colorado branch president. The bank will match as much as $2,500 in donations.

"I was actually picking up our dog from Bear Creek (Animal Hospital) for boarding and saw that (the Humane Society) had a sign for donations," Johnson said, noting that the bank was looking for a good cause to help financially.

Johnson got in touch with Ann Anderson, president of the Moffat County Humane Society, and asked her to set up a fundraiser so the bank could match money raised.

"I think animals are important parts of people's lives," Johnson said.

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The money raised will go toward helping spay and neuter animals in the shelter at Bear Creek to help decrease the growing population of homeless cats and dogs, Anderson said.

"There's always going to be animals and pets and a constant need to spay and neuter," she said. "Our shelter is totally full, which doesn't happen very often."

The bowling alley has 16 lanes, and four still need to be filled for the fundraiser slated for 6 p.m. Saturday. It's four people per lane at $25 per bowler or $100 per team.

Those wanting to participate can register as individuals, couples or a team. It's first come first serve unless you preregister with Anderson at 970-620-2014 or annanderson165@aol.com, or call Mo Ridnour at 970-826-4203.

The Humane Society of Moffat County is not affiliated with the American Humane Society and does not receive funds from that organization, Anderson said.

Contact Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or nriley@CraigDailyPress.com.