Sep 2, 2014
Happiness is a warm puppy. --Charles M. Schulz
An Act of Dog: An Artist's Effort To Foster Compassion
5,500 dogs; that's the estimated number of shelter dogs killed every day in the U.S. About one every 15-16 seconds. But one artist is hoping to change those statistics by cultivating a new generation built on compassion. Artist Mark Barone used to spend his time revitalizing cities ravished by blight. Now he has given up everything to paint 5,500 portraits of euthanized dogs in order to memorialize their life, illustrate the enormity of the loss each day, and to halt the practice by building compassion. [more...]
Take Action:Animals depend on our compassionate behavior, yet they are often the target of our frustration and anger. The next time you are frustrated or angry for any reason, be aware of any tendency to direct it toward your pet or other human beings.