Many tails will be wagging at Green Acres Animal Rescue thanks to a man named Gavin Wright.
For one year, this animal portrait article was selling his paintings- 42 to be exact, and putting the money aside to donate to an animal rescue. “I’m a big animal lover and feel very passionate about animal welfare,” Gavin told westerntelegraph.co.uk.
Gavin chose Green Acres since he adopted two dogs from the rescue center, based in Talbenny.
“I knew that Christmas is there worst time for donations, so in January I decided to raise them some money throughout the year secretly, and donate it to Green Acres at Christmas,” he said.
“I had put a few drawings on Facebook, and had a few people ask me if I would draw their dog or cat for them, so I knew that I could make money doing it. I managed to sell 42 drawings, which was way more than I expected,” Gavin continued.
He told Western Telegraph that he was going to send the rescue a check with a note but he thought that was a bit boring, so he came up with stuffing a teddy bear with the money.
“I came up with stuffing the teddy just to add a bit of romance I suppose,” Gavin said.
Mikey Lawlor from Green Acres said the gift was an “amazing surprise.” “Not many things bring us to tears but we just cannot believe the kindness of this act. This really restores faith in human nature,” he continued.
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[Featured Image Credit: Green Acres Animal Rescue/Gavin Wright]