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Show Me the Money: The Art of the Matter

California fundraiser aims to grow a more humane community

California fundraiser aims to grow a more humane community

“Porks,” a crayon drawing by fourth-grader Brianna Gutierrez, captured a first-place award in the 2007 Art for the Animals, a fundraiser for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services in California. RIVERSIDE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES
At the Art for the Animals fundraiser, it's the thought that counts.

Sometimes the thought produces a child's crayon drawing of a stern-looking pig with ears that appear to be coming out of his back. Other times it results in an adult artist’s perfectly rendered, elaborately framed painting of two cocker spaniels.

But the idea behind all of the submitted artwork is to benefit, via an annual online auction, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services in California—and to plant the seeds for a more humane community.

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