April 17, 2012
5th Annual Birdhouse Festival Featured at Dog Days of Summer
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley’s annual gala fundraising event, the Dog Days of Summer, will feature the 5th annual Birdhouse Festival on July 27, 2012 at Trail Creek Cabin. In addition to the Birdhouse Festival, attendees will enjoy live and silent auctions, a fashion show/dog parade, and the raffle of a $10,000 gift certificate to Atkinson’s Markets. This year’s Birdhouse Festival will be juried by local experts and should be more exceptional than ever, with competition in 8 different categories.
Artists, builders, and creative friends of the shelter are invited to submit hand-crafted birdhouses and bird feeders to be part of the Festival. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Artistic, Best Architectural Inspiration, Best Engineering Feat, Most Idaho Rustic, Best Craftsmanship, Best Sun Valley Landmark, Best Found Objects as Birdhouse, and Best in Show! Birdhouses can range from practical homes for local birds to artistic masterpieces for display in homes.
Finished birdhouses with artist name and phone number can be dropped off at Sun Valley Brokers, 680 Sun Valley Road in Ketchum, Monday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm. All finished houses are due by Friday, June 29, 2012. For more information about the Dog Days benefit and the Birdhouse Festival, please click here or call (208) 788-4351.
About the Animal Shelter
Now celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Animal Shelter has successfully adopted out over 11,000 dogs and cats. In addition to sheltering homeless pets, the Animal Shelter provides vital programs for the community from weekly no-cost spay/neuter clinics to Paws for Hunger, a pet food bank in partnership with The Hunger Coalition. Shelter animals provide weekly affection and companionship to seniors at Blaine Manor and share fun with families during the summer’s Hikin’ Buddies and Ketchum Town Walk programs. The Dog Days of Summer annual benefit is the largest single source of income supporting these programs and the over 1500 animals that receive services from the Shelter each year.