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Humane Society Will Create a “Bad” Drawing of Your Pet If You Donate $15

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) was determined to put the “fun” back in fundraising and were amazed at the response when they did just that. “If you donate $15 to the animals at WHS, we’ll draw your pet,” they wrote on their Facebook page on February 25. “The catch? We’re a whole lot better at caring for animals than we are at drawing them.” With a team of staff and volunteers ready, they were “eager” to turn people’s furry friends into works of art. “You might get one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest,” they cautioned, “you’ll probably get someone who can’t draw their way out of a paper bag.”

Anyone could get a “bad” drawing of their pet. All that was needed was to donate the money and then comment with a photo of the animal to be sketched. WHS would then use pencils, colored pencils, and markers to craft a portrait and, afterward, reply to that comment with the artwork. Needless to say, many of the pet portraits lacked a certain artistic finesse, but there were plenty of drawings that captured some likeness of the dog or cat. Regardless of how the end result looked, those who commissioned the drawings were happy to do so for such a good cause. WHS serves 40,000 animals every year and relies on donations to make it possible.

By the evening of February 26, the WHS had closed submissions. “Your questionable spending habits raised more than $12,000 for the animals at WHS,” they said. “You all are truly incredible and surpassed our wildest expectations!!”

The Wisconsin Humane Society raised more than $12,000 by sketching “bad” drawings of people's pets.

Bad Animal Drawings

For $15, you could have your furry friend drawn by one of their staff or volunteers.

Bad Animal Drawings

“You might get one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest,” they cautioned, “you’ll probably get someone who can’t draw their way out of a paper bag.”

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All images via the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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