Ken Shughart 2012
Read the press release here.
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 5pm
Doubletree Downtown Missoula
Join us for the 15th annual Ken Shughart Humanitarian Award and Auction. Mayor Engen will emcee and auction the event, and we will honor someone in the community that has gone above and beyond for animals. We’ll combine the award with a silent auction with a wide variety of items for every taste and budget, plus a few choice items in a short live auction.
An interview with Kendahl:
Watch an interview with Missoula artist Kendahl Jan Jubb to learn more about why she offered to donate her talent and how she paints a commissioned piece.
2013 Calendar Pets
New this year - the calendar months for our 50th anniversary calendar will be painted by Missoula artist Kendahl Jan Jubb!
Raffle - Calendar Page
- Two opportunities to get a page by raffle:
- 100 tickets will be sold at $20/each for a chance to win a page in the 2013 50th anniversary calendar. Download an order form. Update: Only 72 tickets left!
- 20 tickets will be sold at $100/each for a really good chance to win a page in the 2013 50th anniversary calendar. Download an order form. Update: SOLD OUT! But you can still buy five $20 tickets and have the same chance to win.
Your pet will be painted by Kendahl Jan Jubb and featured in the 50th anniversary Calendar Pets calendar. Tickets can be purchased by downloading an order form (see links above) and mailing it in with your payment, or by visiting the shelter. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Ebay Auction - Calendar Page
Not planning on attending the event but would like to bid on a page? There are two pages available to bid on until April 12th through the Ebay auction site:
Click HERE for auction #1
Click HERE for auction #2
Please email or call 381-7477 if you have specific questions.
To learn more about Kendahl and to view her work, go to www.kendahljanjubb.com.
And the winners are...
2012 Ken Shughart Award
The 2012 Ken Shughart Award Recipient is Jani Zirbel, DVM for the difference she has made in the lives of animals. She works tirelessly for animals in Missoula, Great Falls and in Virginia (her home state), going so far above and beyond her job as a veterinarian. She routinely brings back animals from other cities that can be rehabilitated and adopted—for example, she recently brought back a cat who was going to be euthanized because of a urinary tract infection and a puppy with a broken leg. She is one of our regular veterinarians for our monthly low-income spay/neuter clinics and offers to neuter male Humane Society kittens/cats at any time at no charge. Her fees are always at a reduced rate and she typically donates many exams and surgeries (last week she donated surgery to remove the eye from a kitten named Tader); this allows us to provide top-notch care for over 1000 pets/year. Dr. Zirbel always makes time for area shelters, whether it’s 5pm on a Friday with a room full of clients or on a Sunday afternoon via her cell phone. She frequently helps out other animal organizations, like Animal Control and Animeals. She gives her clients her cell phone number so they can call her, s he houses special needs pets at her veterinary clinic, and even conducts fundraising campaigns to support expensive treatments when necessary.
Dr. Zirbel sees many of the sick and injured pets who find themselves at the Humane Society and other shelters, and she treats them all with compassion. We are honored to recognize Dr. Zirbel for all she does for animal welfare organizations and their human and non human beneficiaries. Congratulations, Dr. Zirbel!
2012 Ken Shughart Youth Award
The Ken Shughart Youth Award Recipient is 9-year old Crystal Dykstra, for all her work fostering puppies and kittens for the Humane Society. She was responsible for the majority of their care and socialization in her home. She learned how to feed and housetrain them and taught them how great humans can be. One night, a litter of puppies broke through the babygate and they were found sleeping with Crystal! She was instrumental in helping Kelly, a mom dog from the Wibaux hoarding case, trust humans. After all the puppies were adopted, Crystal took it upon herself to write an ad on Craigslist about Kelly, the mom dog, hoping someone would adopt her. This ad resulted in a call, and Kelly’s adoption! Crystal hopes to be a veterinarian so she can help as many animals as possible in the future. Congratulations, Crystal!
We'll have some great items available at the silent auction including jewelry, art, gift certificates, and more.
Included in the live auction: Wine and food pairing for six at the Red Bird Wine Bar, a cake by Margaret Barton for 40, a weekend at a ski in/out condo in Big Sky, a luxury weekend at E Bar L Guest Ranch in Greenough, and a dog party and cake at the Go Fetch! agility gym.
Tickets and Donations
Tickets are available online for $40 each or a reserved table of 8 for $320. Tickets will be $50 at the door. You can also send your payment in to: Humane Society of Western Montana/Development Office/5930 Highway 93 South/Missoula, MT 59804. Order your table or tickets early…the last several years we have sold out!
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