Weekend feature: Lander Pet Connection found homes for 103 in ’11

By Ernie Over, managing editor
Among the end of the year reports that caught our eye this past week was one from Lander’s Pet Connection posted on Facebook. The Pet Connection is a no-kill companion animal rescue and adoption agency run by volunteers. The facility is located near the intersection of Highway 789 and the turnoff to the Lander landfill east of town at 150 Chittim Road..During the year 2011, the Pet Connection finalized 103 adoptions, mostly dogs, placing them in what board member Deborah Ellis called “Forever Homes.”

The organization has a specific protocal for accepting animals for adoption, “We don’t just accept animals here,” Ellis said. “Because the City of Lander does not have an animal shelter, strays are taken to the Wind River Veterinary Clinic, which is under contract with the city to accept stray dogs. There is no provision of any kind regarding cats. The dogs are impounded at the vet clinic for an initial period of five days when the city picks up the tab, then the vet clinic keeps them another two days on their nickel.”

Fremont County Orchestra celebration of solos and ensembles benefit set Jan. 22 in Lander

(LANDER) – Fremont County Orchestra members and supporters will present a musical celebration of solos and ensembles to benefit the orchestra on Sunday, January 22nd.The 3 p.m. concert will be at Lander’s Trinity Episcopal Church, 860 South Third Street.

The concert will feature ensemble instrumental music, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Musicians will perform selections for strings and wind instruments by Grieg, Corelli, Elgar and others.