Save kittens by buying bling at Kitty Glitter jewelry sale

Jackye Meinecke (SWS Columnist) | March, 2016 | Articles, Community Services


Jewelry of all types will be available for sale at Kitty Glitter fundraiser.

Jewelry of all types will be available for sale at Kitty Glitter fundraiser.

An event sparkling with glitz and glamor, Kitty Glitter raises funds for the care of more than 300 abandoned kittens each year. At the gala opening, sip champagne cocktails while wandering through rooms of donated jewelry at Griggs & Reymond Event House. The opening gala on Friday, March 11, begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission on this evening is $10 per person. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the first to see and purchase some of the many treasures collected for this event. Saturday, March 12, sale of the jewelry and decorative pieces will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission on this day is free.

Griggs & Reymond house, located at 504 W. Griggs Ave., is an historic home built in the early 1900s decorated with antiques and art — and rooms filled with more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry for sale. Local artist Paula Voris donated this space for the event. New Mexico State University art students also will be selling their creations during the event.

Jewelry selections range from traditional silver and turquoise Native American designs to vintage selections to exquisite hand-made pieces. Many of the jewelry pieces are new, and we also have an assortment of jewelry made of fine metals and semi-precious gemstones. Look for every color of bead, many possible creatures, and a variety of shapes and sizes of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches. We also have many decorative items for sale from dainty jewel boxes to elegant glassware to global masks. Search for finds and bargains at prices beginning at $1.

Project Save a Kitten organizes an annual fundraising event to support two nonprofit organizations: ACTion Programs for Animals (APA) and Big Kitty Fix. APA rescues mother cats and kittens from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. These kittens are tended (most are not old enough to survive the shelter system and would be immediately euthanized) by fosters, given the medical care and socialization they need, spayed or neutered, and then adopted into loving homes. Big Kitty Fix provides spay and neuter services for cats and kittens.

Since the inception of Project Save a Kitten, the numbers of cats and kittens rescued has gone from more than 100 in the first year to more than 300 kittens rescued in 2015. The cost to rescue a single kitten can be hundreds of dollars for special formula and medical care.

For more information, e-mail gardens@zianet.com or call 323-0903.



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