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Animal art up for grabs Friday at SPCA Wake open house

Posted November 21, 2013

The 9th annual Kitten & Puppy Art Show and Open House will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the SPCA of Wake County.

Animal lovers in the Triangle can start the holiday shopping season a bit early Friday at the SPCA of Wake County's 9th annual Kitten & Puppy art show and open house. 

The event, which raises money for the animals at the adoption center, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Organizers will sell original art and accessories painted by puppies and kittens from the SPCA, and refreshments will be served. Paintings are paired with a portrait of the artist who created them, then framed and hung on the wall. 

Prices typically range between $12 and $50. 

Of course, those in attendance will be able to visit with animals available for adoption. Officials won't accept adoption applications during Friday's event, but staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions. 

People will also be able to meet the SPCA's new executive director, Kim Janzen. 

Janzen began her work at SPCA Wake on Nov. 4 after spending 10 years at the Kansas Humane Society. Janzen also serves on the board of directors for the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.


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  • kellypsnll Nov 23, 2013

    I have a book called, Why Cats Paint. Some seem to love it. Their owners tape paper to the walls and the cats go nuts painting things that resemble things they may see outside. Very cool book

  • MPS Nov 22, 2013

    "Seems a little ironic that a society meant to prevent animal cruelty is dipping pets in paint to raise money." -Mon Account

    Sounds better than putting them in the gas chamber because they can no longer afford to feed them though, doesn't it? I see no problem with them dipping the animals' pads in a non-toxic paint. I've done that multiple times to my own infant son in order to make various Christmas presents/ornaments. I highly doubt they are using lead-based or oil paints.

  • Mon Account Nov 21, 2013

    Seems a little ironic that a society meant to prevent animal cruelty is dipping pets in paint to raise money.

    Anytime my cats get something on their paws they freak out. My one cat walked into a paint tray, ran around the room, and then pood herself. Yes, it was entertaining but I truly felt horrible for her.