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Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter's 15th Annual Winter Warmer

Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter's Annual Winter Warmer

The Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter/ Friends of the Shelter's 15th annual Winter Warmer fundraiser was held Saturday, February 28!! This event is their biggest fundraiser of the year and its success keeps the food flowing, the spays and neuters going, the vet bills paid, the mortgage paid, the lights on, and much more!

Many hours planning and hard work by steller and devoted volunteers make it happen. This year's menu, was organized by Michelle at The Front Porch, it included beef brisket cooked to perfection by Roger of Trapper's Saloon, and baked beans, salads, a roll, & drinks and desert – all prepared by volunteers. Yes, there was also yummy vegetarian and vegan options and a bar hosted by Trappers Saloon.

After dinner folks enjoyed the live and silent auctions, raffles, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and lots of laughs! One fun and very cool raffle is for either a Kindle, a Nook, or a real Book. They're all wrapped alike and you throw your ticket in the pot of the one that you think is the one you want. Take a chance and keep your fingers crossed!

Your Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter is located 6 miles north of Eureka on Highway 93. A non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, they rely on the generosity of supporters to house, spay/neuter and find forever homes for homeless pets. Each year between 450 and 500 four-footed furry friends are rescued locally and from kill shelters around the country. Read some of the heart-rendering success stories on their Facebook page.

One of their missions is to encourage people to be responsible pet owners and to provide education and support on how they can make that happen. They offer a low cost spay/neuter clinic every month for qualifying pet owners in Lincoln County. Also, the shelter has a pet food bank, donated by caring community members, for those who need a little help from time to time.

The shelter is always in need of and welcomes volunteers to help walk dogs, cuddle kitties and help with fundraisers, etc. For more information about your Shelter and how you can help check them out here at Visit NW Montana, their website, or call (406)889-5457 during our business hours, Mon – Sat 1:00-4:00.

Everyone welcome! Thanks, for supporting your Animal Shelter.

Alice Elrod

About the Author: Alice B Elrod is a longtime promoter, supporter and contributor to our community. I love living in this glorious valley. There are so many people here who ardently strive to help out and it's a pleasure to pitch in when I can. Writing for visitNWmontana gives me a chance to know more about our community lets me invest some creative time in getting the word out about how wonderful it is to call this place home. I also have the privilege to be involved in the community by working with the Creative Arts Council, Recycle Eureka and through my chiropractic practice, Elrod Chiropractic.

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VisitNWMontana.com is all about inspiring, promoting and helping to build and sustain NW Montana through stories, blogs, photos and fun – one person, one business and one experience at a time.

Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.

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