Thank you for helping the animals! Based on your support in 2013, I was able to donate $714 (up from $648 in 2012) to local animal rescue and welfare groups – Sanctuary One, the Jackson County Animal Shelter, and new this year – Equamore Horse Sanctuary. I also donated original art, prints, and other items featuring my animal art, to assist the groups noted below with their 2013 fundraising efforts:
Animal History Museum, California
Equamore Foundation, Oregon
Friends of the Animal Shelter, Oregon
Paws for Cause, Florida
Karuna for Animals, New York
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Oregon
Labrador Life Line, California
Lotus Rising, Oregon
New Moon Goat Rescue and Sanctuary, Washington
Sanctuary One, Oregon
Southern Oregon Humane Society, Oregon
Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue, California
Zoo New England, Massachusetts
For the last six years, I have been a Saturday volunteer dog walker at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. There are so many wonderful dogs that need extra love and exercise! We help dogs get their stress out by running them around the agility yard and taking them out on leash walks. It also increases their odds of being well behaved when potential adopters came to see them.
In 2013, Sanctuary One discontinued their annual Bachelor Auction fundraiser, however, I am on the planning committee for the Sanctuary’s new benefit scheduled for in July 2014. Earlier this year, a few of my Sanctuary One paintings were selected by the city of Grants Pass to be featured in their “Art on the Move” public art program. In October, a show of my newest Sanctuary One animal paintings opened, and I am currently coordinating with a local gallery to help the sanctuary sell a sculpture donated by a generous and talented artist. Happily, my painting of Lisa, one of their Yorkshire pigs, continues to be featured in the sanctuary’s advertising campaign.
In March, I hosted a benefit art show for a new local non-profit (Equamore Foundation) on National Horse Protection Day, featuring eight paintings of their horses. Equamore is about seven miles from the center of town and the only local resource for abandoned, neglected and abused horses in the Rogue Valley. I also participated in a fundraising event coordinated by Southern Oregon University art advocacy students in December, and am pleased to have added Equamore to my group of local animal groups for donations.
Request a Donation for Your Animal Welfare or Rescue Group Silent Auction or Fundraiser
I am happy to donate something for your animal welfare/rescue group’s fundraising activities. Please contact me at least a month in advance of your deadline, to allow time for me to get it packaged and shipped to you.