Originally scheduled for February 7, Art for Animals is being postponed to May 9. Renovations at the animal shelter are displacing staff for 10 days in January and requiring the shelter to be closed during that time.
“Normally we are accepting and storing a lot of art and other donations in the weeks leading up to Art for Animals, and that just isn’t practical this year,” according to shelter manager Jackie Carey.
The annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter and is the biggest annual fundraiser for the shelter. All proceeds benefit the animals by funding improvements to the shelter and enhancing services for animals.
The shelter’s annual garage sale will be held in September this year, instead of in the spring.
The group is still seeking donations of artwork from Feb. 2 to April 17. Donations of framed artwork and hand-crafted items such as pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and glass work are especially popular, as are gift baskets, travel packages, and other unique items or services. Donors will receive two tickets to the event.
Items that have already been donated are being stored in a secure location, and donors will receive their tickets in the mail in February.
To make a donation for the auction after February 1, contact Jackie Carey, manager at the Georgetown Animal Shelter, at (512) 930-3527, or by email at Jackie.Carey@georgetown.org.