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Friends of Raymore Animal Shelter raise $675 with Pop Art Your Pet paint event

Post Date:10/24/2017 3:12 PM

RAYMORE, MO - Animal lovers from around the community came together on Thursday, Oct. 19, for an evening of painting for a good cause at the Pop Art Your Pet Paint Fundraiser benefiting the Raymore Animal Shelter.


Residents and shelter supporters created portraits of dogs, cats and even a horse as instructors from the Got Art Gallery in Lee’s Summit guided each of the 45 attendees through the process of painting their own pet on canvas in the brightly colored pop art style.

Each registrant emailed art instructor Ashley Corbello at Got Art a favorite photo of their pet along with a preferred color palette. Each pet photo was then traced onto a 16x20” canvas with pencil. The gallery provided the painting supplies, instruction and complimentary wine during the three hour class.

Raymore Animal Control Officers Jamie Hasenyager and Bailey Romi were able to participate and paint their own pets.

Although some who registered didn’t own a pet, Raymore Animal Control Officers Jamie Hasenyager and Bailey Romi were more than happy to provide images of some of the animals up for adoption at the Raymore Animal Shelter.

“It was wonderful to see so many who support our work and the animals we work with on a daily basis,” Hasenyager said.

The event raised $675 for the shelter and will provide support to the shelter’s feral cat program. Raymore Animal Control continues to work toward reducing the number of feral cats in our community effectively and humanely. Under the program animal control officers trap, sterilize, vaccinate and relocate feral cats to barn homes rather than resorting to euthanization to control the population in our community. The process takes time and costs a little more, but Police Chief Jan Zimmerman says it is well worth the effort.

“We’re fortunate to have such wonderful supporters of our animal shelter and the programs we have in place,” Zimmerman said. “As long as I’m here, our shelter will be a no-kill shelter and we’re so thankful to everyone who participated in this event to raise money to help us reach our goals,”

Read more about the Raymore Animal Shelter’s feral cat program here.

Due to the success of the event, the City will be holding another event to benefit the shelter in early 2018. Watch the Raymore Animal Shelter Facebook page for details.IMG_9347

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