Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Iowa Relief Auction for Evacuated Animals

So you've seen this little guy before but now he's out and about trying to make a difference for the animals that were left homeless by the Iowa floods. Damage flood estimates as of June 16th have now reached ONE BILLION ($1,000,000,000) dollars. In a town of only 120,000 people, this is beyond catastrophic. There are several hundred dogs, even more cats, and other companion animals being housed in temporary evacuation shelters in Cedar Rapids. Many, many more animals are still stranded in the tens of thousands of abandoned homes. On top of everything, the Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter has been completely destroyed.

This print, titled "A Groovy Kind of Love" is now up for auction to benefit the Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter, where they are putting on this phenomenal auction, to be held June 25-July 2, with tons of items that you might find interesting and feel compelled to purchase. 100% of all sales will go to the Kirkwood Foundation's Friends of the Animal Shelter Fund. You can read all about "Groovy's" auction effort, stories from the floods, the benefits your help will provide and check out the auction catalog here:

Even if you don't see anything that sparks your interest to purchase (I doubt that will happen, I've seen the catalog), you can still help by donating to this cause. Do yourself this little favor and even better... do it for the animals. Look into Groovy's eyes...he's begging for your help...

You can see most of my art in MY GALLERIES at: http://www.ebsqart.com/Artists/cmd_20424_profile_portfolio.htm or view my slide shows to the right. You can purchase my prints and original art or request commissions and at the same time have 10% of your purchase donated to other animal charities here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5663698

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