Saturday, October 29, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

(click image to enlarge) - SOLD OUT!

I just finished this series of Artist Trading Cards (3.5"x2.5"), and they are available for sale for $20 each, includes US postage. All proceeds will go to Hands, Hearts & Paws --- an all breed dog rescue where I volunteer. Recently they have had several owner surrenders that have needed extensive medical care, and their bank account is depleted. Email me or leave me a comment if you would like to purchase one (or more). Thanks!

This is one dog's story...
This dog was left tied up at a local shelter with a note that said he had been "injured for 3 months". He had a prong collar embedded in his neck that left several puncture wounds all the way around his neck when it was surgically removed. He also had a huge drain hole in the underside of his neck, that thankfully was allowing the infection from his wounds to drain. He later had a second surgery to remove a huge piece of wood that was puncturing his trachea. After all the x-rays, tests and surgeries, he is finally pain-free and healing, but his vet bills total $1000.

This is why I am fundraising for this rescue. Instead of euthanizing him as a hopeless situation, this rescue fought to find a surgeon that would try to save this dog. And now they need help paying his bills.

7 comments:

Marie Z. Johansen said...

What a beautiful dog! I used to work at a vet and a local family brought in a lovely German Shepard . The daughter had twisted a rubber band so hard that it had cut into the poor thing's neck. I cried and I still can't look at that particularly young woman in the eye.

I can;t afford much but is there a way to donate any less - without a card?

Marie Z. Johansen said...

Could I do a set of cards for you to raffle?

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Absolutely, on both counts!

Mandi said...

how many do you have left?

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

#1 and #3 are sold. All others are still available.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful ATC´s and what a heartbreaking story about this sweet dog...such a terrible ordeal he had to go through...how can I contribute?

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

The ATC's are ALL SOLD!!!

If anyone would like to make a donation anyway, the paypal address is handsheartspaws@cox.net --- and thank you all for your support for a cause that is near and dear to me!