Monday, October 5, 2009

A Boxer Rescue In Florida


I got this lovely painting and story in my inbox today from Evelyn Peters. She writes; "I was lucky enough to read about your organization in the listings of the recent Art Calendar. I have been associated with Florida Boxer Rescue: http://www.flbr.org/ for the past two years. I adopted a boxer, Tilly, two years ago, and now that she has recently passed, I just adopted Abby last week.

These boxers are sometimes found by individuals when they have been abandoned by their previous owners after breeding them or by the fact that they simply no longer want them. The local shelters contact the rescue if they receive a boxer. Many of them are extremely neglected and sometimes abused. The Rescue provides all the medical treatment necessary to bring them back to health and also ensures they are spayed or neutered. They then go to a foster home to wait for their forever home.

I have never been a foster Mom, I knew I would turn into a "flunkie" and want to keep all of them. I do what I can by donating portrait paintings for the organization to auction off at their fund raisers. This is an extremely dedicated group of people who only want the best for their dogs. I feel honored to be able to help them with their goals. I am attaching my most recent painting of the boxer Sampson. He was adopted by two wonderful people who loved receiving this portrait to always remember him by. I look forward to continuing helping the Rescue through my artwork. Your listing has inspired me to address more local shelters and offer this fund raising option. Thanks for such a great way to help those who rely on us for our kindness!" ~ Evelyn Peters

Thank-you very much for all you do, Evelyn. You really are an inspiration!

7 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Wonderful painting, awesome story....thank you Evelyn!

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful painting and beautiful story. Thank you so much, Evelyn! Great to have you and your generous heart with us.

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  3. What a beautiful portrait! I am lucky enough to call Evelyn my good friend and painting partner..and a caring, thoughtful,loving and talented "Rescue Foster Mom" Her love of both animals and painting certainly shows through with each brushstroke!

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  4. The face on this boxer speaks for the animals! So beautiful. I have included your blog for another Kreative Blog Award...hopefully this will help bring a few more participants and supporters.

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  5. I love the ethos of this blog. I have posted a link to 'Art for the Animals' on Natures Whispers suggesting that people consider buying their Christmas gifts from your Ebay auctions.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful painting and beautiful story. Thank you so much, Evelyn! Great to have you and your generous heart with us. Work From Home

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