Thursday, March 5, 2009
Kayla is a 7 year old pit bull mix awaiting adoption at our East Bay SPCA since November of last year. She has been treated for benign tumors but is healthy now and ready for a home.
She is also the first in my Art for Adoption project where I work with the SPCA employees who pick special needs animals to try and get them a little more attention. Also my donated art gives the SPCA visitors a chance to do something specifically for Kayla if they don't have the means or capabilities for caring for a special needs dog. Purchase of her painting will buy her a bed for her kennel.
I'll also be doing Artist Cards for the shelter. I often visit the SPCA or County Shelter with my kids. I feel frustrated because I'm trying to teach them to help our animals but without room or financial capabilities now, we go home empty handed. Hopefully with the art and/or cards, the kids can take home a card and feel that they helped buy a day of food for their favorite shelter pet or other treatment to help them get adopted. The SPCA folks and I are still working on getting an exact program in place but we wanted to start right away because we're both excited about it. Stay tuned!
This is an oil, 6x8 on RayMar.