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HCC Katy Supports CAPs and Creates Mural

Katy Texas News
Posted January 31, 2011

Houston Community College Katy Campus selected Citizens for Animal Protection as its charity for the 2010 holidays. The fundraiser and supply drive raised $540 and hundreds more in donated supplies. Additionally, HCC Department Chair Pam Huebner served as a guest muralist for the new Jane Cizik CAPs building located at 17555 Katy Freeway.

CAP officials invited six guest artists to paint murals in their nine real-life rooms which present an alternative to the standard, stark animal run kennel. The rooms feature a cozier, home-like décor with little beds, couches and blankets for the animals. As one of two novice painters asked to design a mural at CAPs, Pam Huebner, Department Chair for the HCC Veterinary Paramedic Program, worked for over a month on her suite at CAPs. Her room was dubbed “Home Sweet Home,” as it depicts a living room with windows open to a serene beach scene with dogs playing Frisbee and other outdoor activities.

Huebner said that her work on the mural is really a partial tribute to her late husband, George Huebner, who was a founding member of CAPs. Huebner even memorialized her husband’s dog by including his likeness in the “Home Sweet Home” mural. Many HCC employees and students have adopted animals and volunteered at CAPs throughout the years. HCC’s Veterinary Paramedic Program also works closely with the animals at CAPs.

HCC supports local non-profits by providing student volunteers. If your organization is in need of volunteers, contact k.montgomery@hccs.edu with details. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Featured in the photograph is Pam Huebner, HCC Department Chair for the Veterinary Paramedic Program. Huebner served as a guest artist for one of the CAPs' real-life rooms, a home-like alternative to a kennel for animals staying at CAPs. She provides finishing touches to her mural titled "Home Sweet Home."

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