An art auction will kick off Salt Lake County Animal Service's observance of Be Kind to Animals Week, May 6-13.

The art auction is May 6, 7-10 p.m. at Elemente', 353 W. Pierpont Ave., in downtown Salt Lake. A donation of $3 will admit participants to the silent auction. All proceeds will go to the building fund for a new shelter. More than 35 artists have donated works for the auction.On May 13, Salt Lake County Animal Services will be host to an open house at the shelter, 511 W. 39th South.

Entertainment, tours, a grooming and obedience demonstration and horse drawn carriage rides will be featured. For more information contact the shelter at 264-2246 or Elemente' at 355-7400.