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  • Armchair Artists: Your art can speak for pets that can’t!

    Mar 12, 2014 | Read More News
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    Have an artist’s soul and a love for animals in need?

    Pima Animal Care Center is holding a “Mews and InsPAWration” Silent Art Auction to help us with our summer challenge to find homes for 5,000 animals between June 1 and August 31.none

    Art and animals are a natural fit. Whether we’re talking cave art or poker dogs, art is a way to explore all that is profound and silly and emotionally rewarding about the sentient furry beings we share the planet with.

    Even if you are a backyard artist who doesn’t make a living at art, that doesn’t mean you can’t create intriguing sculpture, exquisite watercolor pieces or elegant ceramics. And maybe you would be interested in marrying your love of original art with your love of pets. If you’d like to donate a piece or two, with proceeds going to support the pets at Pima Animal Care Center, we’d love your participation.

    We are looking for works in any medium, whether you work with paint, clay, wood, welding torches or what-have-you for our one-night event, taking place Saturday, July 19, at our shelter at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The art does not have to be pet-themed, but all proceeds will go to support adoption events and medical treatment for our animals. And your art donation is tax deductible.

    Why participate? Pima Animal Care Center is the County’s only open-admission shelter and we took in roughly 24,000 animals last fiscal year. We’re saving more than ever before, but we need the community’s help. Part of the equation is drawing new groups to our adoption center. Art can be a catalyst for that kind of engagement.

    “Art has always inspired action and tackled community challenges,” said Kim Janes, manager of Pima Animal Care Center. “The problem of homeless pets is one that we own as a community and it’s a challenge that is worth solving.”

    If you can help, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Development Director Karen Hollish at 243-5984.