Helping animals down to a fine art

Founder of For the Animals youth group Nicola Jones, and volunteer Kyle Yates are holding an art auction to help animals like Pony the staffy. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Founder of For the Animals youth group Nicola Jones, and volunteer Kyle Yates are holding an art auction to help animals like Pony the staffy. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

ART could be the answer to protecting impounded animals on the Border.

Members of the For the Animals youth group have exposed their inner artists and are auctioning off their works next month.

Money raised from the auction will go towards helping Border organisations including Wodonga Dog Rescue, Albury Cat Rescue, Maremma Rescue Victoria and Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter.

For the Animals founder, Nicola Jones, said they were hoping to build on the amount raised in an auction they held last September.

“We raised $7000 last year but we really hope to get $10,000 this year,” she said.

“These organisations have done a phenomenal job and anything we can contribute is great.”

Ms Jones said they had more than 80 art works donated, which almost doubles what they auctioned last year.

The auction is not just to raise money for animal organisations.

Ms Jones said it was also an opportunity for youth to give back to the community.

“It proves young people can contribute and make a difference,” she said.

“You often hear about the bad things young people do but we want to have a positive impact.”

The auction will be held at GIGS Art Gallery on August 9 from 6.30pm.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop