Evening with ‘Dogtripping’ author planned

Jan 16, 2014
“Dogtripping” author David Rosenfelt is pictured with his some of his canine cross-country traveling companions.

Rockland — David Rosenfelt, author of the book "Dogtripping," will share his adventures of traveling from California to Maine with 25 rescue dogs in three RVs Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. WCSH-TV’s Don Carrigan will emcee and Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will sponsor An Evening with David Rosenfelt, with all proceeds benefitting the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County’s capital campaign.

Rosenfelt is a mystery writer with more than a dozen mystery novels to his credit but as a result of this cross-country adventure, he veered off to highlight this unusual and often humorous trip in “Dogtripping.” He is a long-time supporter of animal shelters around the country and said he welcomes the chance to share his adventures and help raise needed funds for the Pope Memorial Humane Society.

“We are thrilled to have this engaging, nationally known author share this moving and funny story to help us help the homeless animals in our community. The commitment and dedication David and his wife have towards dogs in need is truly inspiring," said Tracy Sala, PMHSKC Executive Director.

The evening also will include a live auction led by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux. The auction will feature, among other things, the opportunity to have one’s name used for a character in one of Rosenfelt's future books.

General admission tickets are available for $10, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Holders of VIP tickets, available for $40 each, will receive an autographed copy of "Dogtripping"; an invitation to an appetizer reception with the author at 5:30 p.m.; and a reserved seat at the event. To purchase tickets, call the Strand at 594-0070 or visit the online box office at rocklandstrand.com (Special Events).

The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open Mondays through Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the Knox County towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven and Vinalhaven; as well as the Waldo County towns of Montville, Stockton Springs and Morrill.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.


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