Hunting PLC Donates $135,000 To Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
HOUSTON, May 29, 2014
HOUSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hunting PLC announced that it has
presented a check in the amount of $135,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, an
organization dedicated to inspiring and restoring the physical and emotional
independence of disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities
by providing service dogs at no cost.
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Through the nonprofit, service dogs undergo an extensive training program,
where they are taught to perform a wide range of functions, from pulling
wheelchairs and opening and closing doors to picking up and retrieving items
and supporting patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
This training is time-intensive and costs roughly $27,000 for each service
dog. Through Hunting's contribution, the nonprofit will have the funds
necessary to train five new service dogs.
The gift was made as part of the oilfield service company's long-standing
tradition of supporting a single well-deserving Texas-based charity through a
donation made on behalf of the Hunting Art Prize.
Winston Lee Mascarenhas' piece titled Rite of Spring won this year's $50,000
award, which is historically one of the largest in North America for painting
"Over the years, we've had the fortunate opportunity of working with several
charities that are doing some really great things in our community, and this
year is certainly no different," said Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of
Hunting PLC. "The work of Patriot PAWS is inspiring, motivating, and
life-changing. We're honored to be a part of their efforts and to help them
bring more service dogs to those in need."
"Words cannot express how honored we are to have the backing of a company that
shares in our conviction and determination for helping others," said Lori
Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of Patriot PAWS. "We're grateful for
the support and generosity of Hunting and for giving us the ability to foster
new opportunities and hope for those in need."
In addition to Hunting's $135,000 donation, the organization also received
another $850 from those who attended the May 3 awards gala and were moved by
Patriot PAWS was established in 2006, the organization has provided 75 service
dogs to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities.
However, 104 are still waiting for their companion.
Since 2006, when the Hunting Art Prize moved to Houston after a
quarter-century in the United Kingdom, Hunting has contributed more than one
million dollars to underserved nonprofits in Texas.
For more information about the Hunting Art Prize, visit
About the 2014 Hunting Art Prize Charity Patriot PAWS Service Dogs was founded
in 2006 as a nonprofit entity providing service dogs to disabled American
veterans and others with mobile disabilities at no cost in an effort to
inspire and restore physical and emotional independence. Depending on the
needs of each individual, service dogs complete a customized training program
and learn to perform a variety of functions, including supporting patients
with post-traumatic stress disorder. For further information, visit
About Hunting PLC Hunting PLC is an international oil services company
providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns.
Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London
Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk
Contact: Shari King, +1-713-869-4939, firstname.lastname@example.org
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