Calling on Animal Lovers! Barkitecture V 2008

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The Benicia Vallejo Humane Society is gearing up for the fifth annual Barkitecture Gala & Auction on Friday April 4, 2008. Barkitecture Gala & Auction voted the Best Pet Fundraiser of the region for 2006 and 2007 by Solano Magazine. Teams are building and we are gathering auction items for Barkitecture, says Peter Wilson, Director of Humane Services with the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society. Save these dates: People's Choice Voting & Preview Party, Friday, March 28, 2008 and Barkitecture V Gala & Auction, Friday, April 4, 2008. There is still time for you to build an entry for the big event. Read more for more information.

The Benicia Vallejo Humane Society is gearing up for the fifth annual Barkitecture Gala & Auction on Friday April 4, 2008.

Barkitecture Gala & Auction voted the Best Pet Fundraiser of the region for 2006 and 2007 by Solano Magazine. Teams are building and we are gathering auction items for Barkitecture, says Peter Wilson, Director of Humane Services with the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society.

Save these dates: People's Choice Voting & Preview Party, Friday, March 28, 2008 and Barkitecture V Gala & Auction, Friday, April 4, 2008. There is still time for you to build an entry for the big event. Read more for more information.

Barkitecture is a gala event and competition in which local contractors, architects, developers, designers and creative supporters compete to create unique, custom-designed doghouses, cat furniture, bird roosts and slinky reptiles habitats.

Barkitecture's goal is to raise much needed operational funds. These funds will assist us in caring for the many animals, we see more each day with these strange times we face and for outreach to build awareness of the plight of the many homeless animals available for adoption at the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society.

Barkitecture teams are now forming and the competition will be fierce. dog, cat, bird and reptile teams are building habitats to delight the sophisticated canines, felines, feathered friends and slinky reptiles we love. Entry Packets and Donation Letters for Barkitecture V are available from Humane Services Director, Peter Wilson at 707.645.7905 ext. 113 or at the Humane Society and also online at http://www.bvhumane.org. "The entries and auction items are more amazing each year. I can't wait to see what masterpieces people build this year!" said volunteer Thea Grigsby, proud mom of rescued dogs.

ABOUT BENICIA VALLEJO HUMANE SOCIETY The mission of the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society (a California non-profit) is to offer refuge, medical care, nourishment and an opportunity for a second chance for life to unwanted animals; to protect animals from cruelty, neglect, carelessness and ignorance; to foster a public sentiment of humanity and gentleness toward all animals through education and encouragement; and to promote the lifelong commitment of responsible pet ownership. For inquiries, contact the Benicia Vallejo Humane Society at 1121 Sonoma Boulevard, Vallejo, CA 94510, Telephone (707) 645-7905; Fax (707) 638-0354, e-mail plwilson@bvhumane.org or visit http://bvhumane.org

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