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Oklahoma groups will build homes for canines

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 4, 2009
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity will partner with the Oklahoma City Summer Classic Dog Show on Habitat for Canines from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at Habitat’s Hope Crossing neighborhood in Oklahoma City.

About 150 volunteers will build 75 doghouses in one day for homeowners in Hope Crossing, at NE 83 and Kelley Avenue, and other Habitat homeowners in the metro area. Habitat for Canines will also provide information on responsible dog ownership and dog health to doghouse recipients.

The Oklahoma City Summer Classic Dog Show, presented by the Oklahoma City Kennel Club and the Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club, is one of the top dog shows in the country. It is held at the Cox Convention Center at the end of June and is televised nationally.

"Building homes has always been our passion and we are excited to have this opportunity to build houses for our furry friends,” said Ann Felton, president and chief executive of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

The doghouse design plan was created by students from Francis Tuttle Technology Center from a prototype doghouse provided by the kennel clubs.


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