What a great way to honor Fido and raise some much needed money.


The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society has a great idea to raise money. They are hosting a "Practically Purrfect" Pet Portraits fundraiser. You send a picture of your pet, donate 25 dollars and an 'artist' is assigned to draw their interpretation of your pet!



They have assembled quite a diverse group of artists with varying skill levels - trained artists, pet enthusiasts, children - everyone’s artistic talent will be celebrated!

They have such a great goal. The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society hopes to raise $10,000 so they can buy a new industrial washing machine and dryer. I have volunteered to be an artist and I'm super excited and even more scared. Why?

I'm not an artist. It's funny because I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. Both of my parents were artists. In fact, they met at the Chicago Institute of Art. But sadly, I did not inherit that gene. I got plenty of other genes...just not the artistic one. But that's part of the fun of this fundraiser - you don't have to be an artist to honor someone's pet.

Would you like to be an artist? They are looking for more! Again, you don't have to have a background in art...just a love for helping animals and those that take care of them.


Want to have your pet immortalized by an artist? Ya don't know who you will get as artists are assigned randomly. Sort of a wheel of artists! Here are all the details on how to submit your 25 dollars and let the fun begin! 

I think I'm not only going to be an artist but get a drawing of Casco! I would love to get someone's take on this great photo!


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