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Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” Event to Benefit Local Nonprofit FixNation

One of Hollywood’s favorite duos; Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are taking a break from rumors of their marital problems to support an amazing cause, Architects for Animals. Looking to help the escalating population of the homeless cats in Los Angeles, this cat loving couple and other celebs are teaming up with top architects and design firms for a one-night only event in Los Angeles, this September 5.

On Thursday, September 5, Architects for Animals will be hosting a cocktail reception/art exhibit to support the animal wellness organization, FixNation. This ‘Giving Shelter” event, will feature Bell and Shepard; along with Jay Leno, Allison Eastwood, William Shatner, Beau Bridges and many more personally decorated and autographed cat bowls. The best part– the public will have a chance to bid on their favorite celebs creation at the event.

Other works of art from Abramson Architects; HKS; HOK; Morphosis; Perkins + Will; RDC; Stantec; Standard Architecture | Design; and WORD will also be showcased at the event. This evening event will include vagan fare, open bar, and free parking on September 5, 2019 at 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the HermanMiller Showroom in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 6, 2019) – One of this year’s most innovative design events, Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit, returns to the HermanMiller Showroom in Culver City on September 5th, 2019. The event is expected to be a sold-out fundraiser for LA-based non-profit FixNation, which provides free spay and neuter services for the city’s skyrocketing population of homeless cats.

LA’s top architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers have been invited to design, build and donate one-of-a-kind and functional outdoor dwellings for cats. Shelters will be displayed at a cocktail reception attended by the public, VIPs and media representatives. Also on display: cat food bowls decorated by feline-loving celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Morgan Fairchild, William Shatner, Jay Leno and Bo Derek; all bowls will be available for purchase via an online auction.

“We are so grateful to all the philanthropic designers, architects and celebrities who have generously donated their designs,” says FixNation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Myers. “Everybody loves cats but not everyone cares about homeless cats. We are so lucky to have this community who has helped us raise awareness about these animals who need practical care solutions.”

It is estimated that Los Angeles is home to as many as three million street cats, one of the nation’s largest populations of homeless felines. FixNation is a model for successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and humane colony management programs across the country and around the world.

“Many people believe euthanasia is the best way to control the population of stray, abandoned and feral cats. Such methods are not only horribly cruel, they simply don’t work,” explains Myers. “TNR is a much more effective and humane alternative. Our mission is to manage colonies of homeless ‘community cats’ and naturally reduce their number through mass sterilization.”

Participating firms include Abramson Architects; HKS; HOK; Morphosis; Perkins + Will; RDC; Stantec; Standard Architecture | Design; and WORD

The “Giving Shelter” event is open to the public from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the HermanMiller Showroom, 3641 Holdrege Avenue in Los Angeles. The event will have vegan food, an open bar and free parking. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or at the door. Please visit fixnation.org/givingshelter2019 for more information. Photos of the 2017 “Giving Shelter” creative designs can be found here. About FixNation FixNation is a pioneering Los Angeles-based nonprofit that offers free spay/neuter surgery for homeless cats, as well as community education and outreach, low-cost spay/neuter for pet cats, low-cost vaccines and microchips for pet cats and dogs, adoption partnership programs, loans of humane traps and expert advice about TNR and colony management. FixNation’s award-winning programs have successfully sterilized more than 160,000 cats to date. For more information, please visit fixnation.org. About Architects for Animals ® Architects for Animals ® by Feral Design Group LLC is an awareness raising initiative that plans one night events benefiting select animal welfare organizations. Participating architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers design, build and donate creative outdoor shelters to provide animals with refuge from the elements. Additional details can be found at ### architectsforanimals.com .Architects & Celebrities Get Creative to Help Homeless Cats Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” Event to Benefit Local Nonprofit FixNation LOS ANGELES, CA (August 6, 2019) – One of this year’s most innovative design events, Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit, returns to the HermanMiller Showroom in Culver City on September 5th, 2019. The event is expected to be a sold-out fundraiser for LA-based non-profit FixNation, which provides free spay and neuter services for the city’s skyrocketing population of homeless cats. LA’s top architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers have been invited to design, build and donate one-of-a-kind and functional outdoor dwellings for cats. Shelters will be displayed at a cocktail reception attended by the public, VIPs and media representatives. Also on display: cat food bowls decorated by feline-loving celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Morgan Fairchild, William Shatner, Jay Leno and Bo Derek; all bowls will be available for purchase via an online auction. “We are so grateful to all the philanthropic designers, architects and celebrities who have generously donated their designs,” says FixNation’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Myers. “Everybody loves cats but not everyone cares about homeless cats. We are so lucky to have this community who has helped us raise awareness about these animals who need practical care solutions.” It is estimated that Los Angeles is home to as many as three million street cats, one of the nation’s largest populations of homeless felines. FixNation is a model for successful Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and humane colony management programs across the country and around the world. “Many people believe euthanasia is the best way to control the population of stray, abandoned and feral cats. Such methods are not only horribly cruel, they simply don’t work,” explains Myers. “TNR is a much more effective and humane alternative. Our mission is to manage colonies of homeless ‘community cats’ and naturally reduce their number through mass sterilization.” Participating firms include Abramson Architects; HKS; HOK; Morphosis; Perkins + Will; RDC; Stantec; Standard Architecture | Design; and WORD The “Giving Shelter” event is open to the public from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the HermanMiller Showroom, 3641 Holdrege Avenue in Los Angeles. The event will have vegan food, an open bar and free parking. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online or at the door. Please visit fixnation.org/givingshelter2019 for more information. Photos of the 2017 “Giving Shelter” creative designs can be found here. About FixNation FixNation is a pioneering Los Angeles-based nonprofit that offers free spay/neuter surgery for homeless cats, as well as community education and outreach, low-cost spay/neuter for pet cats, low-cost vaccines and microchips for pet cats and dogs, adoption partnership programs, loans of humane traps and expert advice about TNR and colony management. FixNation’s award-winning programs have successfully sterilized more than 160,000 cats to date. For more information, please visit fixnation.org. About Architects for Animals ® Architects for Animals ® by Feral Design Group LLC is an awareness raising initiative that plans one night events benefiting select animal welfare organizations. Participating architecture and design firms as well as individual architects and designers design, build and donate creative outdoor shelters to provide animals with refuge from the elements. Additional details can be found at ### architectsforanimals.com .

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