When artist Mark Barone's dog Santina died after 20 years of companionship, Mark's partner, Marina Dervan, thought that adopting a new dog might ease the pain. But as she started looking, she became aware of the staggering statistic that 5,500 dogs are killed in America every day.
That discovery lead the couple to launch the project An Act of Dog, a non-profit 501c3 for the sole purpose of protecting the lives of our beloved companions, by ensuring that all of America’s shelters adopt the proven and successful no-kill model.
To create permanent funding for their mission, Mark is painting 5,500 portraits of dogs who have been killed. He paints ten dogs a day, seven days a week, and has painted over 3,500 dogs.
To contribute or find out more visit An Act of Dog.
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