Jul 16, 2012 - Sep 8, 2012

Local Artists, Businesses and SPCA Partner

for Dogs and Cats Around Town Raffle

Charlottesville, Virginia: Have you seen the Dogs & Cats Around Town? Nineteen dog and

cat statues lovingly decorated by local artists are gracing the storefronts of seventeen local

retail locations, all to benefit the animals at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Raffle tickets

to win these fabulous works of art are available for purchase from the retail location housing

each statue or also online at The creativity displayed in these statues ranges from

“Sirius,” a dog covered in locally sourced river stones, a cat named “Frida,” reminiscent of a

Diego Rivera painting, and even the appropriately named “Grisham K9 Editor,” adorned in an

original John Grisham manuscript.

Event organizer Cynthia Viejo says, “I am so excited to organize the first annual Dogs & Cats

Around Town raffle. This fundraiser brings together my three passions – supporting local

business, local artists and of course, the animals. The hope is to increase traffic at local

businesses and support local art--all while raising funds for the animals. It truly is a win-win

for everyone involved.”

Statues will remain in their respective local business locations until Saturday, September 8th,

when the winners will be drawn. To learn more about the artists and the inspiration for their

creations, please follow us on Facebook at Statue locations are as

follows: The Virginia Shop, Chimney Corner, Lynne Goldman Studio, VanNesa Luggage &

leather Goods, The Happy Cook, Whimsies, Shenanigans, Scarpa, and Rebeccas Natural Foods

all in the BarracksRoadShopping Center; the Men and Boys Shop, The Cat House, and

New Dominion Book Shop on the Downtown Mall; Natalie Dressed at 1051 Millmont Street,

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