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Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Picking for Paws"

"Pickin For Paws" Bluegrass Event A Stokes County Humane Society Fundraiser Reidsville, N.C. The Stokes County Humane Society (SCHS) is hosting its first annual "Pickin for Paws" bluegrass music event on December 4th, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham County High School in Reidsville, NC. Tickets are $15 at the door. The event will feature acoustic guitar legend Tony Rice, considered by many to be the greatest acoustic guitar player of all time. Other musicians will be playing to round out the evening with a night of fun and great music in an effort to raise funds for the SCHS. A 175th edition Martin guitar, autographed by Tony, will be auctioned off. Cindy Baucom, host of "Knee Deep in Bluegrass" and 2005 International Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year Award winner, will MC the event. Tony Rice is a huge animal lover and is donating his time to help spread the message about the importance of spay/neuter and animal welfare. SCHS and The Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County (APSRC) will be working together at this event to spread their message and raise awareness about their organizations. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider sending in a tax deductible donation. SCHS works to raise awareness surrounding the pet overpopulation epidemic which leads to the premature death of an estimated 6-8 million young and healthy companion animals each year, while millions more are abandoned only to suffer illness or injury before dying. The organization was created in an effort to educate the pet owners of tomorrow, our children about responsible pet ownership as well as pet owners of today who need assistance taking care of their pets during this economic downturn through various programs. SCHS offers a low cost spay/neuter program making it more affordable for people to spay/neuter that otherwise could not do so, thus reducing the number of animals euthanized at the local shelter. The APSRC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization run by volunteers that support, encourage and work for change in Rockingham County's animal sheltering and for the animals within the community at large. For those in the community who qualify for assistance, the APSRC offers help with pet food, inoculations, dog housing, spaying, neutering and more. For more information about the APSRC, call (336) 791-4606 or visit . For information about the "Pickin for Paws" event, call Mona Triplett at 336-994-6117 or e-mail

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