Thursday, September 18, 2008

Harold becomes art


Just weeks ago, Harold the English bulldog was wandering New Orleans with his friend Maude, wearing a dog tag stolen from a black lab that had been missing since Katrina. Now he's a work of art. Rescued by the Sula Foundation, a local pit bull group, Harold's photo made its way around the country via emails and websites and generated over $1000 in contributions toward heartworm treatment for Harold, Maude, and their friend Bandit, a white pit bull who was found alongside them. When artist Leigh Jackson saw him, she immediately asked permission to paint his portrait. The result is now available on her website, with a portion of the proceeds going toward Harold's heartworm treatment.

You can meet Harold, Maude, and Bandit this Saturday at The Sula Foundation's "Our Gang" adoption event at Canine Culture, 8110 Hampson Street, New Orleans, LA, from 11-3pm. The event will also feature adoptable dogs from The Sula Foundation and Dag's House, as well as Little Rascals movies and free lemonade. For more information, or to schedule an interview with the dogs, call Ken Foster at 504-613-7370.

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