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PAWS and Petchitecture

April 24th, 2008 By: Doug Hahn

Petchitecture, or the art of creating habitats for pets, has gone green this year. The annual Petchitecture event by PAWS features seventeen wonderful habitats that are constructed from 100% recycled and sustainable materials. Designs will range from CAT-TANK-ER-OUS, a cat house with a built in aquarium, to Teagana’s Terranium, a sustainable turtle hut.

On April 24th, guests at the Westin St. Francis can bid in silent and live auctions for a variety of human and pet related items to raise money for PAWS services. The event also features photo-ops hosted by top professional animal photographers, hosted cocktails and fabulous food, and even Doggie Day Care and Bow Wow Bar with doggie treats on silver trays!

Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) is a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses, as well as senior citizens. By providing these essential support services, educating the larger community on the benefits of the human-animal bond, and advocating for the rights of disabled individuals to keep service animals, PAWS improves the health and well-being of disabled individuals and the animals in their lives.

Bently Holdings is a long time supporter of PAWS, and we are proud to once again support our furry friends and the people in need of PAWS.

Volunteer at PAWS today.