East Texas celebrities, including Miranda Lambert, Johnny Manziel, Bishop Joseph Strickland, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler, and world professional bull rider Robson Palermo, are supporting Pets Fur People, East Texas’ only no kill animal sanctuary in Tyler, by participating in the organizations inaugural online dog house action.
In all, nine whimsical 3-feet-by-3-feet wooden dog houses were decorated, designed or autographed in hopes of reaching sa goal of $50,000 for Pets Fur People, according to a news release.
Online bidding for this campaign will close at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
Starting bids for each house will be $250, with required incremental bids of $25, the release states.
To access the online bidding, visitwww.petsfurpeople.org/doghouses .
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Pets Fur People’ service to East Texas, the release states. From 1968 through 2009, it cared for 325,600 animals and 84,000 were adopted.
In 2010, with the help of Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, Pets Fur People became a selective admission, no kill animal sanctuary. It focuses on saving lives through adoptions, spay and neuter initiatives and public education and awareness.
In 2013, its name changed from the Humane Society to Pets Fur People to better reflect their ministry of helping people through pets, the release states.
During the campaign, the doghouses will be on display at the following businesses.
n Texas A&M, autographed by Johnny Manziel at Harley’s Suit Club, 4815 Old Bullard Rd.
n Robson Palermo, autographed by the processional bull rider at Cavenders Boot City, 2025 West Southwest loop 323
n Bishop Joseph Strickland at Nothing Bundt Cakes, 4917 South Broadway Avenue
n Bridgette’s at Bridgette’s, 4815 Old Bullard Rd.
n Cole & Co. and Cole and Co., 4855 Old Bullard Rd.
n Miranda Lambert, autographed, at The Pink Pistol, 100 East Hubbard St., Lindale
n GG Distributing (Miller Lite) at Cork Food and Beverage, 5201 South Broadway Avenue
n Kelly and Casey Brownlow at Breedlove Nursery, 11576 Texas Highway 64 West
n Spinout at Spinout, 7266 Old Jacksonville Highway
For more information visit, www. petsfurpeople.org or call Gayle Helms at 903-597-2471.