Back in the summer I was able to meet two wonderful women, both committed to rescuing the abandoned, neglected and forgotten dogs in our area. They are the mother and daughter duo behind the non-profit, volunteer-based PAWS of Marion dog rescue organization. In the past few months I have been able to catch a glimpse at the work they do…and just from that glimpse I can tell you that they are 100% COMMITTED! They work MANY, MANY hours in order to rescue dogs in our area. And by rescue I mean they get the dogs, take the dogs back and forth to the vet, foster dogs, find foster homes, transport dogs to other rescue agencies, put up pens, deliver medicines, set-up adoptions and so much more! SO MUCH MORE and it’s ALL VOLUNTEER! And it ALL COST MONEY! And it ALL COST TIME!
I am writing because I think there are some people out there that are like me that 1) love dogs and 2) had no idea that there are rescue agencies out there that could use some extra help and 3) there are many ways you can help them out!
W A Y S Y O U C A N H E L P:
1. Get Informed: Please go to the PAWS of Marion website and read about the organization.
2. Keep Up: Become friends of PAWS of Marion on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and needs.
3. Snip Snip: Have your own pets spayed or neutered!
4. Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out in some capacity, please contact PAWS of Marion.
5. Donate: PAWS of Marion does not receive any county, state or federal funding. It’s all based upon donations! Every penny counts, seriously. Vet bills ain’t cheap, y’all! You can donate through PayPal or you can mail them a check directly. All the information you need is found on their website. Also on their website is list of other supplies they regularly need that you could donate.
NEXT FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITY:: PAWS will be having a Valentine’s Bake Sale fundraiser on Saturday, February 11th from 10AM until sellout at Wal-Mart in West Memphis. If you are interested in making baked goods to donate to the sale, please let me know. Be sure to stop by the tent at Wal-Mart to buy some of the yumminess and support PAWS! xoxo
Here’s just a few of the doggies they’ve rescued and that are currently available for adoption.
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jilldentonART is doing a little fundraiser to help support PAWS of Marion. I only have three original paintings left from the original White Dog Series. I will give 50% of the sales of them to the dog rescue organization. With your purchase you will also receive a 15% off coupon to my Etsy shop, a handwritten note of thanks and another handmade surprise that won’t disappoint!
White Dog Series * Acrylic on canvas * 24″ x 30″
If you are interested in supporting PAWS of Marion through the purchase of a White Dog Series painting, please contact me at: jilldentonART@gmail.com Local sales will be delivered, out-of-town sales will have to pay an additional cost for shipping. Please contact me for details. Let’s sell these dog paintings and support PAWS! Yay for dogs!