Thursday, July 9, 2015

Helping Animals Through Art

Last week, despite being on routine flea and tick preventative and daily skin checks, our dog, Frylie, was diagnosed with Lyme disease. After several days of antibiotics and anti-nausea medications (which he will continue to take for at least another month) and pain medications, he is finally beginning to show some improvement. However, in addition to the stress and worry about our little furry family member, the financial impact of treating this illness has also been quite substantial already and with follow-up scheduled to monitor for long term effects, will continue to grow. Fry is fortunate that my husband and I are able to pay his medical bills, but this situation made me think about the many animals out there who are not so fortunate.
Together, we can help those needy animals. I’m the Guest Artist for the month of July here in Wake Forest, at The Artists’ Loft  and I've decided to use this opportunity to donate a portion of the proceeds from any and all painting sales during this show to the Good Samaritan Fund at Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care of Raleigh. This fund helps pay emergency veterinary bills for companion animals and wildlife with urgent medical needs. So I hope you’ll come out to The Artists’ Loft above Wake Forest Coffee in Wake Forest during the month of July, buy some original artwork and help support a very worthy cause.
© 2015 Tammy Kaufman - Live Deeply - soft pastels on UArt 8" x 10"
The opening reception for the show is Friday evening, July 10, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Artists’ Loft above Wake Forest Coffee, 156 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC, phone 919.554.8914.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear that your poor Frylie has to go through the ups & downs of Lymes disease, I've had to go through it with two of our dogs & one of our cats despite getting prevention meds. Unfortunately we lost our black lab Stewie due to Lymes complications, he had renal failureour vet informed us that Labradors seem to be a very susceptible breed for it. Prior to this I was unaware that certain breeds are prone to it more so than others, regardless of preventative measures. We live in the country and are near a creek and half our land is woods so we are in prime tick country! With you being proactive in his care and treating early is the best way to keep further "Lyme flares" under control. Our other animals who also have tested positive in the past have been negative the past few years. So all that you are currently going through may hopefully be him having a Lyme flare.