Bidding on Dogs, Cats, Crabs and Cows
This is an action-packed weekend for animal lovers in Kansas City.
It’s event season! And various local rescue groups and shelters gathering this weekend to celebrate their successes, thank supporters and encourage people to continue contributing to the cause of helping homeless pets.
The weekend kicked off with Art Unleashed, an art auction benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Local artists donated hundreds of original pieces, including pet-themed pottery, painting, photographs, sculptures and more to be sold to the highest bidders.
Auction proceeds support one of Kansas City’s oldest and first no-kill shelters. The HSGKC was founded in 1912.
Art Unleashed is one of the organization’s signature events. This is the first year I was able to participate.
I attended Art Unleashed as a guest of Kennel Creek Pet Resort.
It was fun to see my Kennel Creek friends all dressed up.
Kyle and Lana, who operate the GoodDog2Go food truck for dogs, also sat at our table.
As a group of animal and art lovers, most of us could not resist bidding on some of the lovely items being auctioned.
Kathy, who has been with Kennel Creek since it opened, won a lovely watercolor painting of a crab.
Diana, the Kennel Creek trainer, took home the most treasures, including a house for her teacup Chihuahua that is made from a giant gourd.
A high point for all of us was the moment when a portrait of Hercules, an HSGKC dog who spent some time at Kennel Creek, was auctioned off, live, bringing upwards of $300!
I won a couple silent auction items myself, which should be beneficial in my continuing battle against Bare Wall Syndrome.
Throw in the T-shirt I picked up to commemorate the night, and I definitely spent more than I should have. But I’m happy that my dollars will help homeless pets in my community get the food, shelter and rehabilitation they deserve.
Through Beer Paws sales, I am also proud to support three other local animal welfare organizations at special events this weekend:
Come back tomorrow to learn why The Animal Rescue Alliance is an organization with a special place in our Wayward hearts!
To learn more about the other events and organizations I’m supporting this weekend, LIKE Beer Paws on Facebook and check out the Events section!
Posted on August 24, 2013, in Art, Dogs, Random Life and tagged art auction, Art Unleashed, cow photography, dog house made of painted gourd, Hercules the dog, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Kennel Creek Pet Resort, silent auction, winning. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.