Austin, Texas, to build largest fur ball

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An Austin, Texas, organization said it is working to build the world's largest ball of dog fur and has asked for donations.

Texas Hearing & Service Dogs is building a ball of dog fur, named Fur-O-Sphere, that is larger than 67 pounds, The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Saturday.


"It's a fun concept because it's simple and visual and disgusting and people like that," said Sheri Soltes, founder and president of Texas Hearing & Service Dogs.

Soltes said the Fur-O-Sphere will be a 5-foot-wide and 5-foot-tall clear ball in which dog owners will deposit their dogs' hair clippings. It will be presented to the public at the 14th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk on April 7.

"I'm very proud of this ball," said Bobbi Leverich, development specialist for the service dog group. "It's clear plastic so you can see the hair. It's very special. We're very excited to have it come."

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