Special Offer: The Lost Pets of Hurricane Harvey

I was glued to the news, just like you, watching the heartbreaking story of Hurricane Harvey unfold. And like you, I really wanted to do something to help. So I came up with a special offer to assist the SPCA in Houston through the medium of my painting of pet portraits.

Special Offer

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: Naomi Coto carries Simba on her shoulders as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Heartbreaking Separations

It struck me that there were so many stories about people who have lost all their possessions. When it came time to evacuate, the one thing that they were most concerned about saving was their pet. People lost their lives going back into harm’s way to save their dog or cat.

I am always truly honored when a pet owner is willing to have me make an original oil painting of their pet. I love pets and always love the reaction I get upon delivering one of my custom oil paintings. It is exciting to have people who cherish their beloved friend tell me I have captured their pet perfectly.

Our pets are not possessions. Yes, legally we are their owner, but in reality they are beloved members of our family. The bond between us and our pet is unbreakable. During Harvey, many people would not evacuate until they were sure that the family pet was safe.

Hoped-for Reunions

But, in spite of all their efforts, there were hundreds of pets separated from their owners. Both owners with missing pets and pets separated from their owners have such a look of anguish on their faces. But those hoped-for reunions, when they happen, are joyous beyond measure. Our pets love us unconditionally, and we return that love.

I wasn’t in Texas during the storm. On the road back home, I saw mobile animal rescue trucks on their way to Houston to help with the difficult task of uniting families – locating lost pets or finding their owners. These no-kill shelter trucks and their crews would soon be there to help.

Special Offer

After some thought about what I could do in addition to giving money to the relief for the disaster, I came up with this special offer. For the next 60 days if you decide to have an oil painting of your pet and place an order, I will give half of the proceeds of my work to the SPCA in the Houston area to help with uniting families. This is a win/win. You will have a great original oil painting of your pet and will help someone get reunited with their loved one.

Just place an order here on my order form, or call me personally at 214-405-1834.

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