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Cutting Hair to Help Animals

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One man is cutting hair to help some furry friends.

Master stylist Patrick Lomantini cut hair for people, right here in Billings, as part of his 50 states tour to raise money for homeless animals. Donations Wednesday will go to the Rimrock Humane Society to help care for the many pets waiting for new homes.

"Any kind of fundraiser for the animals is so important to us, but this is so much fun you know, watching people get new haircuts, meeting new people, and yet raising money for the animals. It's really a different fundraiser for us, and we're just so thrilled we are included in this every time he comes to Billings," said Sand Church with the Rimrock Humane Society.

Lomantini founded Barkaid and has raised nearly $100,000 doing 3,500 haircuts in 50 days. This year he added two more stylists on the tour in hopes of tripling the amount.

"The majority of people who work at these shelters are all volunteers, great hearts. They'll do things that take care of these animals. The good, the bad ones, the sick, the healthy ones, find homes for them, give them great welfare. It's an aspect of something I couldn't do, but I could do hair, and it's just my way of bringing awareness to what they do," said Lomantini

100 percent of all the money raised on the 50 states tour goes to local shelters and organizations to help homeless animals and fight animal cruelty.