Two North Dallas women are turning their passion for the arts into passion for saving animals.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
In North Texas, some 200,000 dogs and cats are euthanized each year – and that’s a modest estimate.
Erin Hannigan is one North Dallas woman who’s working to change all that. Hannigan is the principal oboist at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and is a professor of oboe at SMU.
Hannigan got in contact with photographer Teresa Berg after seeing her on CBS Sunday Morning. Like Hannigan, Berg also uses her talents to help animals.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Berg’s studio happens to be in Hannigan’s neighborhood. So the two joined forces; and together, they formed the 501-C-3 charity Artists for Animals.
And on February 13th, Hannigan and Berg will be putting on their annual fundraising concert, with all proceeds going to Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas.
In addition, Hannigan says the two put on a weekly art show.
Berg says Artists for Animals has been a most rewarding experience.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
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