As you surely know, I am a big dog lover, and each year, I support volunteer organizations that provide for animal and children’s health and welfare. This year, due to personal affiliation, I am donating funds to two charities based in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
PATITA, is a little
three legged street dog we recently rescued from this small fishing
village located approximately 30 miles south of
Patita had been
abandoned in Puerto Morelos in January of 2009 with a badly amputated
hind leg. (probably performed with a machete) Perhaps she had been
kicked or hit by a car, or even bitten by a crocodile, nobody knows.
She was sheltered over the course of the next year by three different
people, but for various reasons, was abandoned each time these humans
moved on. The fourth set of people were unable to take her when
they moved. So Patita was back living on the streets when I
spotted her from the balcony of the condo. When I called to her,
she looked up and wagged her tail so hard, I just couldn’t resist her!
The rest, as they say, is history. I approached the local dog “angel”
Diane Curtis who single handedly performs the majority of rescue,
adoption and healthcare coordination in Puerto Morelos, and she helped
me arrange for Patita’s adoption and trip back to Canada. Diane had
actually kept one of my Pup Art Greeting cards on her bulletin board in
her shop Mama’s Bakery, that I had given her when I was down in Puerto
Morelos six years earlier – so this whole idea came to me as a natural
extension of our mutual love of dogs! There are many good people out
there in most parts of
This year I am donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my Pup Art greeting cards to offset costs born by the Dog Fund of Puerto Morelos to operate spay and neuter programs, adoptions, vaccinations, health care and education. The other charity is El Mundo Par Puerto Morelos – for the citizens of this community …. www.emppm.com. Both these charities offer financial generosity and volunteer commitment in areas of health and education, to a wonderful village of Mexican people!
There are over 50
images of dogs in my greeting card collection, and I have put together
assorted images in packages of 10
note cards and envelopes for $30 per set. These blank
cards are suitable for any occasion and dog lover. Please drop me
an e-mail or phone call to place your order! I ask that payment be
made in cash, by cheque or e-mail money transfer only – as credit card
charges eat a big hole in the funds!
Thank you for your generosity and support! For those of you who have had your pooch painted by Pup Art Studios – you are welcome to place orders for your own image on the same basis! Feel free to have a look at some of the greeting card images in the gallery section of my website www.pupartist.com