This week's rescue is Ruby, who was taken away from her owners when it was discovered that she was being starved, while she was pregnant. She was severely underweight and she was placed in a high-kill shelter in Georgia. (Pregnant animals are some of the first put down in kill shelters.) A New Jersey based rescue called Home For Good Dogs found Ruby a foster home in Georgia, where, despite her being severely malnourished, they were able to save 7 of her 9 puppies. Ruby is back up to a healthy weight, and she has actually already been adopted between the shelter submitting her story to me, and getting her painted!
I am still accepting commissions during the Year of 52 Rescues, they just might take me a little bit longer to complete. I paint from a photograph, and I've been known to paint humans too!