Local charity launches animal art auction featuring one of a kind pooch paintingsPosted on: 20 Nov 2023
Hilariously dubbed The Mutt Gala, this one-of-a-kind event will see Bristol Animal Rescue selling paintings created by dogs at the shelter in an online auction.
The Mutt Gala auction is live now and will remain so until 8 PM on Monday 27 November 2023.
Bristol Animal Rescue - the longest-standing and largest Bristol animal charity - have teamed up with local specialist auctioneers Auctioneum to raise funds towards caring for Bristol’s most vulnerable animals, both at the Rescue Centre and at the Outreach Clinics throughout the community.
Check out the art available to bid on here.
As the Mutt Gala is now live and open for bidding.— Bristol Animal Rescue Centre (@Bristol_ARC) November 19, 2023
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Dogs living at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre have been busy painting pieces that will be exhibited and auctioned at an online auction inspired by Vogue’s annual Met Gala in New York. The Mutt Gala will celebrate animal art whilst also raising funds for vulnerable animals around Bristol.
Doggy painting is an activity that Rescue Centre carers run with dogs as part of their rehabilitation programme, helping them to get ready for rehoming. For this auction, the charity is being supported by Auctioneum, who are providing their services free of charge, with no commission or online bidding fees.
The hope is that, through the auction, the charity can raise much-needed funds to get through what is expected to be a tough winter. Speaking about this, community and engagement officer, Jodie Bennett has said:
“It’s been a challenging year for the Rescue Centre as we’ve seen an increase in demand for our services. The cost-of-living crisis is forcing many pet owners to make difficult decisions and we’ve also seen an increase in abandonments this year too.”
Bristol Animal Rescue Centre says it is struggling to meet demands with approximately 40 dogs currently taken in by the charity, a figure far higher than the usual number this time of year, and there has been a surge in reports on neglect. This doggie artwork auction will help fund care for the influx of animals expected in the coming winter months.
The Mutt Gala auction is live now and will remain so until 8 PM on Monday 27 November 2023. Check out the art available to bid on here.
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