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76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 11 - March 14, 2005 St. George's April 9 auction to benefit Home of the Brave More than 50 members of the small but active St. George's Episcopal Chapel in Harbeson are making plans for a large-scale silent auction which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at Angola By the Bay clubhouse off Angola Road, to benefit homeless veterans who temporarily reside at the Home of the Brave in Milford. "Everyone will be involved as we get closer to the event, " cochairman Helen Abrams said. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Admis- sion is $20 per person. Cochairman Jan Bendrick re- ported that so far, a handmade cherry jewelry rack worth $145, hand blown glassware, hand wo- ven baskets, framed signed art- work, dining certificates to "great eateries," car wash certificates, and an assortment of golf shirts are just some of the auction items collected from local businesses and artists. "We are hoping to have at least 150 items for people to bid on," Bendrick said. "We'd Humane Continued from page 75 home for dogs within one week, for cats within two." Not all animals go through the system so quickly though. Usilton describes some of the longer visi- tors. "We've had Nicholas since Christmas. He's a German Shep- herd mix, and at 85 pounds, he was way underweight. He had heartworms and leptospirosis, so he's just finishing up his medical care. He'll be neutered and ready for adoption soon." Usilton is grateful to have the resources to be able to fix animals like this, working with seven vet- erinary hospitals and a specialty center to make animals with ring- worm or mange or broken limbs much more adoptable. Usilton offers the community what they want through appropri- ate shelter transfers. For instance, long-haired cats are plentiful in the country, and sought after in the city, for instance, so the staff will usually accept long-hairs from downstate because they are sure of finding homes for them upstate quickly. Before allowing any animal to be adopted to a new family, many steps occur at DHA. Angle Wells, medical manager, said, "We see 20-30 animals each week, be- tween assessments from the pub- lic and intakes from other shelters. We have a part-time vet on staff, and a technician." Upon admission, a veterinarian examines the animal for general health, checking dogs for heart- worm, and cats for feline leukemia and AIDS. When the an- imal is medically sound, the vet spays or neuters, vaccinates, and inserts a microchip for permanent identification. A trainer evaluates the animal to determine its per- sonality, and both staff and volun- teers show boundless love and kindness during daily play and ex- ercise times. People looking to adopt a pet will meet with a counselor to learn everything known about the animal, and to be interviewed for their suitability as pet owners. Sometimes staff will visit the prospective owner's home to be sure it meets the animal's needs. If approved, they schedule an appointment to bring all their ani- mals in to meet the potential new- comer in a room at the shelter, which gives shelter staff an oppor- tunity to observe how everyone interacts and to help them through the process. DHA is working hard to make Delaware the first state to not'kill any adoptable animals, through its programs in spay/neuter, educa- tion, shelter and adoption. They have the capacity to house 45 dogs and up to 125 cats. As space becomes available in DHA, the staff makes routine trips to all 3too KELAX! CALL to 5hec[ule an appointment or more int:ormation. GIFT CERTIFICATE.5 AVAILABLE I like to hear from businesses, artists, and those who provide services to people. We are open to all ideas to make this event a suc- cess." There will be door prizes at the event in addition to the silent auc- tion. Key planners have experience running the Relay For Life cancer auction so the Home of the Brave Silent Auction will be profession- ally run. For more information on the auction or to provide a silent auc- three SPCA organizations in Delaware, and sometimes into Salisbury, Md. to transfer adopt- able pets to Wilmington. Those unable to schedule an ap- pointment April 2 are welcome to drive to the association in Wilm- ington any time during normal business hours Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Satur- day and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Delaware Humane Association visit or call 1-888-DHA-SPAY or 302-571- 0111. tion item, call 947-0416 or 945- 2368 The Home of the Brave offers veterans shelter, food, clothing, transportation to medical appoint- ments, assistance in acquiring housing, psychological and med- ical care, vocational counseling, job placement, financial and other help. 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