Drumroll, please. The Artists for Animals board met last week and voted on which of the many deserving groups that applied will be receiving Grants from AFA for 2017.
We loved reading about all of the wonderful projects and initiatives that are “in the pipeline” for Dallas area rescue organizations. We’re proud to be able to help. The following groups have been notified that their “checks are in the mail”!
Basset Rescue Across Texas
Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)
EPIC Animal Rescue
Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes
Road Trip 4 Paws
The Street Dog Project
Thanks to our kind AFA family of supporters — without your sponsorships and donations, none of this would be possible. We ARE making a difference.
We are so grateful to the families that turned out to support our latest Artists for Animals fundraiser with Santa on behalf of Road Trip 4 Paws. $2300 was raised to aid them in their mission to transport adoptable pets from overcrowded Texas shelters to safe havens and homes in other states. As one of the largest transport partners at Dallas Animal Services, Road Trip 4 Paws is really making a difference!
All year long Artists for Animals is busy raising money for the homeless pets of Texas. How do we do that? We produce events and special programs that are supported by all the animal lovers that attend. AFA, in turn, can give grants to other non-profit organizations that are working to save lives. Every year (usually in the fall) we accept grant requests from local non-profits who need financial support. Our board then meets and chooses the organizations that best match the Artists for Animals goals and we write some checks!
If your organization is a 501c(3) that would like to apply for a grant, please email us for a simple form and return it to us by November 1, 2017. This year’s grant form is now ready, so please email us at email@example.com and we will send you the form with the necessary instructions. Let’s save some lives together!
Murphy! By a nose. And the hundreds of homeless pets that will benefit from the $9771 raised with your votes.
This handsome guy will not only appear on the cover of our 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar, but his family receives a gift certificate for a photo session and a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas print from Teresa Berg Photography. Congratulations, Murphy! And since it was SO CLOSE, our runner up, Morgan will receive a $250 gift certificate.
Congratulations go out to all of our calendar dogs, with our thanks. If you’d like to pre-order a calendar, visit Teresa Berg’s Etsy shop. We’ll ship you a signed copy as soon as they’re out of production.
This just in! A beautiful sterling pendant by Texas artisans, Scattered Light in Round Top. Order yours now and show your support for the homeless animals in Texas! ORDER YOURS ONLINE, HERE.
Sterling silver AFA pendant with 18″ silver chain
Our hearts are overflowing and our tails are wagging! This year’s event was so much fun. And the adoptable pets at Operation Kindness will benefit to the tune of $80,000 thanks to the generosity of our Artists for Animals sponsors and donors.
Many thanks to the wonderful artists — like Kyle Clark’s Advanced Drawing class at Booker T Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts and many others. We’re already excited about next year — save the date! March 11, 2018.
Amazing is right! Our 6th annual concert event was a huge success. We’re so grateful to all of our wonderful artists and volunteers and to the hundreds of animal and art lovers that attended!
Stay tuned for the final tally — but we know, because of you, the animals at Operation Kindness will benefit in a big, big way.