Niches built by volunteers using scrap materials put up for auction; produced for the benefit of the Humane Society
WACO, TX (KWTX) – The Humane Society of Central Texas is helping more dogs find vacation homes by asking you to build kennels from scavenged materials and put them up for auction.
Money raised from the “Home for the Holidays” auction, in which the doghouses will be sold, will help keep more animals alive, healthy and prosperous, organizers said.
“All the money and proceeds go directly into what we call the Community Cares Fund, which pays for a family in need that has vet bills that they may not be able to pay, fence repairs that you could. need food for their pets, ”said Mike Gray, Humane Society’s brand and community manager.
“Everything to help the animals that are in the community comes directly from our Community Cares Fund, so anything that is raised through this event will go directly into that. “
The Humane Society of Central Texas provides adoption, rescue, and fostering opportunities for homeless animals.
It takes around 4,000 animals a year and has achieved no-slaughter status, which means at least 90 percent of the animals that enter the shelter leave alive with new homes.
Organizers are asking those attending the event to use salvage equipment, which they say means more than it looks.
“The cool thing is that these doghouses are made of scrap wood and therefore the scrap wood is wood that people throw away because people don’t think it’s good anymore,” Gray said.
“This is how the dogs are in the shelter. All of these dogs here are considered junk wood, junk dogs, just dumped. They are not good enough. They’re this or that and they end up coming here, but they’re all wonderful dogs and that’s how all these doghouses will be – beautiful doghouses built out of junk.
Several local businesses have already agreed to help, including Midway High School, Girl Scouts of Waco, Home Depot and Harp Design Co.
Students at Texas State Technical College are working hard on building the doghouses.
Greg McNew, a building construction instructor at TSTC, helps supervise a group of volunteers and said he is thankful that he can teach while helping a good cause.
“The niches that we started on just a few weeks ago and the student are basically learning to use stationary power tools and so we thought it would be a great opportunity for them to learn. that in addition to doing something. great for the Humane Society, ”McNew said.
“We were able to reuse wood and siding that we weren’t going to use later. So we were able to take something we weren’t going to use and use it for a good cause.
The Holiday House will be Saturday, November 20 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brotherwell Brewing.
You can contact the Humane Society of Central Texas for more information at 254-754-1454.
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