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AKC Press Release: Join Us for Barkfest at Bonhams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

Contact: AKC Communications     

Date: December 6, 2012                                                   

Phone: 212-696-8228                                                                                                                   

Email: communications@akc.org

A CELEBRATION OF DOGS IN ART: JOIN US FOR BARKFEST AT BONHAMS

Barkfest at Bonhams – An Art-Viewing Event for You and Your Dog!
Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. to Noon at 580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY – Save the date! Bring your dog and join the AKC Humane Fund at the Barkfest at Bonhams, a charity brunch on February 10, 2013 to preview an exquisite collection of dog art before it all goes to auction Bonhams New York. Held the morning before the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show, it is an opportunity to view beautiful dogs on canvas before seeing them in the show ring.

Dog and art lovers are invited to enjoy a light brunch and an exclusive preview of Dogs in Show and Field: The Fine Art Sale, featuring works such as William Henry Hamilton Trood’s 19th century piece Wait ‘til the clouds roll by. The Barkfest at Bonhams on Sunday, February 10th offers friends of the AKC Humane Fund and their dogs time to enjoy the collection before the pieces are sold at auction on February 13, 2013.

“We are pleased to be offering this event with Bonhams, celebrating purebred dogs past and present,” said AKC Humane Fund Chairman and President Dennis Sprung. “It is a unique opportunity to enjoy the art with our own canine companions close by and support a charitable cause at the same time.”

All proceeds from Barkfest at Bonhams will benefit the AKC Humane Fund Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity which promotes the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Admission to the brunch is a $50 advance donation ($60 at the door) to the AKC Humane Fund. For reservations, contact AKC’s reservation line at 212-696-8306 or reserve your spot online at https://classic.akc.org/humane_fund/donations/index.cfm.

Thank you for your support!

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The AKC Humane Fundsm, founded by the American Kennel Club® in 2008, was created to unite a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Through its programs, the AKC Humane Fund’s goals are to: support Parent Club Rescue activities; assist shelters for domestic abuse victims that permit pets; provide resources for responsible dog ownership education; contribute to non-profit organizations that support its mission. Contributions to the AKC Humane Fund are fully tax deductible as allowed by law under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) proudly celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2009. Since 1884 the not-for-profit organization has maintained the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world, and today its rules govern more than 20,000 canine competitions each year. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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