Unleash your artistic talents for a pet-worthy cause
COLUMBIA, Mo 9/23/13 (Beat Byte) -- Local animal advocacy organization No Kill Columbia wants pet-themed artwork for Art Unleashed, an event to benefit The Spay/Neuter Project.
"So far, we have received unique creations in a variety of media from area artists and pet-lovers across the United States," says Spay Neuter Project chairperson Melissa Kron.
"It is not too late to donate," she adds. "We will accept pet-themed art until September 25th."
National celebrities have even turned their artistic talents toward the cause: game show host Bob Barker; actress Katherine Heigl; and the finicky feline's best friend, My Cat From Hell television show host Jackson Galaxy.
Coming up Friday, September 27th, 2013, 7pm at Kemper Arena, 1270 E Boone Industrial Blvd in Columbia, Art Unleashed will include silent and live auctions; local restaurant fare even the most finicky human will purr over; and adoptable pets from No Kill rescues -- centers and groups that don't euthanize stray animals.
All proceeds benefit the best way to reduce unwanted strays -- the Spay/Neuter Project, a partnership with the nationally-accredited Humane Alliance to open a high volume, low-cost spay and neuter clinic for Columbia and neighboring communities.
The campaign has raised $25,000 to date.
Art Unleashed tickets may be purchased for $20 online and at Award Pet Supply, Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market, and Treats Unleashed. Tickets are $25 at the door.
To donate art, contact Liz Burks at 573-289-2339 or Nokillcolumbiamo at gmail.com.