Sweet Art Auction helps local cat shelter - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sweet Art Auction helps local cat shelter

Local artists and bakers were helping Hobo Hotel for cats and kittens this weekend. The non-profit rescue group held its annual "Sweet Art" auction to help the shelter with expenses.

"This is our annual fundraiser that gets us through the spring which is our heavy kitten season. This is very important to our organization. This year, we combined the Sweet Art auction with the raffle for the Blue Dog Rodgrigue print," said Robin Anderson, HOBO Hotel board member.

Anderson explained the proceeds raised help pay for cat food, litter, spaying and neutering the cats.

More than 50 artists and 20 bakers donated items to be auctioned off. 

The artwork included water color, sketches, paintings and different prints of animals and landscapes. 

What makes the event "sweet" is the baked goods. Up for bid was everything from homemade cheesecake to a chocolate cake covered in chocolate covered strawberries.

The Sam Houston High School Beta Club was also helping raise money for the shelter by selling T-shirts and bracelets.

"We are a service group. Doing something good for the community is rewarding and trying our best at it. We also want to help the cats and HOBO Hotel. We think all the cats deserve good homes," said Lauren Bullard, SHHS Beta Club President. 

Hobo Hotel is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to help, they are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can also give them a call at 439-2428.

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