Paws for a Purrpose sculptures to be auctioned

October 30, 2013 by  

Around 60 sculptures of dogs and cats are going to be auctioned next week at Houston Center at the Downtown Club.

The animal sculptures were created by a 42-person group of the top artists in Texas, who wanted to support Paws for a Purrpose, the idea of Allison Gregory. The monies raised will support South Texas College of Law Animal Law Clinic and the Texas Humane Legislation Network.

The life-size sculptures of dogs and cats have been hand painted and are made from fiberglass. While taking part in the Cow Parade, which was organized to raise money for Austin’s Children’s Hospital, art-lover Gregory decided that Paws for a Purrpose could help to raise money for animal welfare.

Two mini-cows, two guitars, and 60 cats and dogs have been created for the event. Each artist has created their own version of the animal, with varying poses and breeds. One of the cows has been signed by Willie Nelson to support the event. Following the unveiling, the sculptures were displayed at businesses in Austin, Dallas, and Houston and will be there until the day of the auction. People who want to secure one of the sculptures do not have to be at the auction in person, as online bidding will take place.

The sculptures will be auctioned off next Thursday, November 7. Local catalog printing skills will surely be required, as people probably want to see photos of each of the sculptures before committing themselves to a purchase.