Pet Education Through Art
September 30, 2011 at 10:00:43 am | Posted by Lindsay E. in Just for Fun, Pet Adoption, Pet Microchipping, Spay & NeuterTweet
Why should I…..
• Spay or neuter my pet?
• Adopt my next pet?
Ask any one of the Found Animals staff (and many of our supporters) these questions and you’ll receive a laundry list of reasons. Ask a member of the general public, however, and they may look at you as if you’ve grown a second nose.
In light of this, how do we as a community increase awareness? Simple: education.
To that end, Found Animals has partnered with LA’s Best to conduct a special art project, entitled “Animals are our Friends” to educate young Angelenos about the importance of treating animals with compassion and respect.
Found Animals is thrilled to partner with LA’s Best, a fantastic organization that operates an after-school arts program in more than 180 schools from the Los Angeles Unified School District, reaching thousands of students between the ages of 5-12. To kick-off the art project, LA’s Best educators administered lesson plans introducing their students to the basic concept of humane treatment of animals. Students will then create artwork based on these lessons, and Found Animals can’t wait to see (and share) the results!
In addition to partnering with the LA’s Best students, Found Animals is accepting submissions from LA residents of all ages! We encourage all our artistic supporters to either e-mail a copy of your ORIGINAL artwork by October 14th or mail the original artwork to us. Artwork should be produced in line with the theme (“Animals are our Friends”) and should highlight the positive impact animals have on everyday life. Learn more about the contest or submit your artwork here.
All artwork submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of celebrities, local media personalities, and city officials. Winners are expected to be announced at the Found Animals Forum on November 13th.
Selected artwork will be put on display at various locations throughout the city, for all to enjoy.
Found Animals hopes the art project will serve to educate the next generation of Angelenos about the importance of the humane treatment of animals, and hopes that the project motivates all Angelenos to treat animals with compassion and respect.
To learn more or enter your own work of art, visit our L.A Art Contest information page
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