The Austin Spay Neuter Coalition (AKA Spay Austin) is a group of individuals comprised of members from several non-profit animal welfare organizations. Our current activities include hands-on work with feral cats and the promotion of spay/neuter as the permanent solution to pet over-population in Austin and Central Texas. We do this through education, press releases, public events and outdoor advertising. Spay Austin is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Art with Heart for Barn Cats
Spay Austin is thrilled to be a beneficiary to this art exhibit and we hope this will raise awareness to spay/neuter efforts that our organization has been a part of for decades.Thank you Nan Henke for for generosity and artistic talent,
Hill Country artist Nan Henke is using her talents to shine the spotlight on a member of Texas ranch life that doesn’t get much mention but holds a prominent role, nonetheless. Her subjects are barn cats and she’s partnering with area nonprofit rescue organizations to raise awareness and money for programs to spay and neuter feral cats.
“Barns, Cats and Barn Cats,” is Henke’s solo art show by the Fredericksburg Art Guild. Through her watercolor, acrylic and digital artwork, Henke hopes to show that barn cats play a role on the ranch and that they deserve to be cared for and treated with kindness. “Living on a ranch, I’ve become fond of the cats in our barn. After seeing a feral mom cat give birth numerous times, I learned the benefit of trap-neuter-release which cuts down on the feline population. A fixed cat is a healthier cat and having less cats and healthier ones benefits us humans too.”
Henke’s paintings will be on display the entire month of July at the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin St, Fredericksburg, Texas. Opening reception will be July 2nd from 4-8 pm as part of the Citywide First Friday ArtWalk. 20 percent of the sales from the month-long show will go to participating rescue groups including, The Big Fix, PAWS of Fredericksburg and Spay Austin Coalition.
What: Barns, Cats & Barn Cats Art Exhibit
Where: Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX
When: Opening reception Friday July 2nd 4-8 pm
Exhibit Runs July 1st - 31st