Singapore gets creative for animals and sets a new record
The first weekend of September had the Loyal.D team busy at multiple locations around Singapore, hosting our popular Painting with Pooches awareness and fundraiser concept. From creating new records to making colourful art statements with their pets and shelter dogs, Singaporeans and residents showed their compassion for animals by getting creative for animal welfare.
Making a NEW Singapore Books Record!
Loyal.D was invited by the Nee Soon East Community Centre and Hope for Animals team to adapt our Painting with Pooches concept to create the largest painting made by animals and humans in Singapore. A 2.6m x 1.44m canvas was rolled out and the community came together at Pet Fiesta 2016 to show their love and care for animals, dipping their hands and paws in paint to add their own prints to the art piece. While dogs made up the majority of the animal artists, we were delighted when cats, a guinea pig and even a Macaw joined in the fun!
The artwork was completed by the hand prints of animal welfare advocates Minister K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, MP Louise Ng, Founder of ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society) and MP Henry Kwek.
(Photo credits: Hope for Animals and Pritam Mishra)
Painting with Pooches at SMU's Animal Day and Paw Fest at I22 Katong raises more than S$1,200
Another first for Singapore, I12 Katong Mall opened its doors to welcome pets into the mall to enjoy the market and fun activities at Paw Fest 2016, organised by Pets Magazine. People came to shop, learn about animal welfare and even paint with their pets at our Painting with Pooches fundraiser. An array of artistic talents came out from the young to old and small to big furry ones, Funds raised by Loyal.D at the 112 Katong Fund raiser will be equally divided between SPCA Singapore and Causes for Animals, Singapore.
Painting with Pooches was also held at SMU (Singapore Management University) Animal Day on the 4th of September: Students rallied together to show their support for animal welfare, with over 30 paintings completed .... quite a gallery! Camper, from OSCAS shelter who was there looking for a home and still looking, was a star paw artist featuring on many of the 30 paintings.
The Painting with Pooches (PWP) concept asks for a donation fee of $30 where all art supplies are provided for you to get creative with or without a fur friend for the good of helping animals in need. The funds raised from PWP goes towards helping us carry out sterilisation and rehabilitation efforts of shelter dogs with the aim to find them a home so they do not have to spend their life in a shelter.