May 6, 2016

Kids Painting for Paws - 2016

Elgin Middle School students' artwork of rescue pets raises money for local nonprofit Bastrop Animal Rescue!!!

Guided by teacher Mrs. Burson—animal lover and rescue dog adopted—some Elgin Middle School art students created works of art based on photos of adoptable pets at Bastrop Animal Rescue. The finished art works will be sold to the public at the Kids Painting for Paws Art Show Fundraiser on Friday, May 6th from 4:30-7:00pm at the Fleming Community Center in Elgin. All art will be available for a donation to the Bastrop Animal Rescue.

"Last year we sold out, so this year we added two extra classes, and some staff participated as well. We are proud of the students for making a difference for these rescue dogs and cats," Mrs. Burson said.

Principal Riza Cooper was also very enthusiastic about the project and knew her students would love to help.

Bastrop Animal Rescue Director, Jeremy Parks, who co-founded BAR when he was just fourteen (and is still a teenager) was grateful for the community support, "I know from experience that kids care about animals and want to make a difference. Painting for Paws provides them with a vehicle to help."

"Briana" by Roassana

"Briana" by Dally

The actual Briana

Bastrop Animal Rescue is a foster-based animal welfare organization dedicated to improving and saving the lives of animals in Bastrop County, Texas. The medical costs are frequently two or three times higher than the adoption fees, so the funds raised help companion animals in need throughout Bastrop County.

For more information about Kids Painting for Paws, click here. For more information about Bastrop Animal Rescue, click here or visit them on Facebook here.

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