Did you know that over 5 million animals enter animal shelters each year and 3 million of those animals are euthanized? Many of these animals are put in this situation since, for whatever reason, the owner cannot take care of them any longer. Because there are so many animals in shelters, many shelters are running out of resources to run them, such as volunteers and donations.
I want to use art to raise awareness of pet overpopulation of animals in animal shelters, because I want to help animals in some way, even if it is a small part. Many people express themselves using art, not just by painting or drawing but also by music, dancing, and photography. I wanted to use visual art for my art show to raise donations for Pet Savers, because it is something I enjoy doing and many people also share a love for art as well. So I thought it would be a great way to get the word out and to spread awareness of this national problem that is occurring everywhere.
Some solutions to solve pet overpopulation are already out there: spaying and neutering your pets, and being informed about what you can do to help. But a permanent solution has yet to be found, so please come to my art show on November 10th this Saturday (3-6pm @ 630 Barksdale Blvd) and support a local no-kill animal shelter, Pet Savers, and if you can, donate or volunteer. And the next time you see a cute puppy in the pet store, which more than likely came from a puppy mill, remember there are hundreds of healthy cats and dogs waiting for their forever home!