Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Art for Animals

I recently applied, and have been conditionally approved, to become a member of an organization of volunteers called HeARTs Speak.  It is a group of artists who use their choice of medium to promote animal rescue.  Quoted from their site: 
A compelling photograph can reach into the heart of a potential adopter, and bring an animal one step closer to a long-life outside of a shelter. An artist can be a life-changer, and that is priceless. HeARTs Speak was created to harness the power of art to effect social change, to connect artists with shelters and animal relief organizations, and ultimately, to save and better the lives of animals and people.
 I can't think of anything I would rather do more these days, so I am very glad to have been considered to join such a great group.
And I cannot post without a photograph or two, so below is a darling dog who my husband and Jenny (pictured holding the dog at Friendswood's Concert in the Park) were able to save recently from being hit by cars while running down the very busy FM 528.  Jenny is fostering him for Tails-n-Transition and has named him Matthew because he was so covered in matted fur that his skin was about to tear and you could not even tell what size he was.  He is such a friendly, happy, lovable dog that you cannot be around him without smiling. He gets along well with other dogs and seems to be fine with children too, though he does seem a little too "interested" in cats.  He has been vaccinated and neutered by Dr. Susan Pickle at Alvin Friendswood Vet Clinic and is all ready for a new family!

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