More Than A Cone’s Avant Garden Party at The AUTRY, Sponsored by VCA

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By: Christy Oldham


Los Angeles  More Than A Cone will host its 3rd annual charity Art Auction Gala with live bands, a runway cone fashion show, a short film festival, live painting and pet adoptions on Saturday, September 10th, from 7pm to 11pm at The Autry in Griffith Park. This event is fun for all ages! The art auctions will benefit the animal rescue groups Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue Los Angeles and Priceless Pets!

Photo courtesy of MTAC PR for

Photo courtesy of MTAC PR for

Artists will transform the “cone of shame”, an endearing term used for pets who wear a cone around their necks during recovery from illness or surgery, into artwork for animal charity.

MTAC T-shirts.

The gala art auction exhibition includes live musical entertainment from riot-pop band, Wasi, indie electronic duo, Mrch, indie pop rockers, DWNTWN, and synth-pop singer, Chela. A runway show featuring Aston Models wearing the wild cone-couture fashion of designer, Bill Rangel, interactive experiences created by Spectacles Improv Engine, pet adoptions, and so much more make this an event not to be missed!

MTAC T-shirts.

MTAC T-shirts.

More Than A Cone was created as a platform for artists to show their support for animal causes, and a way for the art world to engage socially with animal caregivers of all kinds”  said Gabe Martinez, Founder of More Than A Cone.

This epic, fun- filled celebration is made possible with the generous support of VCA, Henry Schein Animal Health, KONG, and KVP International.


MTAC_Logo2About MTAC:


More Than A Cone is a nonprofit 501c3 awareness campaign focused on the animal causes of adoption, wellness, and recovery. We invite artists worldwide to transform the “cone of shame” for animal charity. Proceeds from the sales of artwork go to local and national animal rescue groups. We approach animal advocacy through the arts with the aim of finding common ground among diverse communities. Though our main goal is to support the no-kill movement, we hope to underscore the important role the arts play in spotlighting complex issues. The “cone of shame” symbolizes animals at the mercy of our society, but the act of transforming it into art suggests we can do better for them.

 About VCA:

VCA (WOOF on NASDAQ) is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through our family of over 680 small animal veterinary hospitals (VCA Animal Hospitals) in the US and Canada, our preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), and the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound).

VCA has an excellent reputation in the pet health care industry and many things of which to be proud. We have established the largest small animal private practice post-graduate education program for veterinarians in the world, and employ the largest group of veterinary specialists of any veterinary care company. We are proud to have over 3,000 veterinarians, and more than 14,000 skilled pet care providers, support staff and managers on our team – all working to ensure that patient care, accurate and timely diagnostics, and quality medical outcomes are job #1.

For more information and/or to buy MTAC t-shirts or to purchase tickets to the event, please click HERE

Come early to get your gift bags!  Woof!

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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" made its premier debut in Cannes where it won an Honorable Mention at The Mediterranean Film Festival and is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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