Arielle first realized the suffering many animals experience when she volunteered at a local animal shelter. Too often the animals arrived there hungry, hurt and afraid. She wanted to find a way to help the animals and the shelters which care for them.
A graphic designer by trade, Arielle is using her design skills to create a nonprofit organization to benefit animal welfare called Clays for Strays. Arielle has developed a line of handmade clay figurines of cats and dogs. Each figure has a name and a background based on a true story of an animal in need. She sells the clays through her web site, www.ClaysforStrays.org and donates all of the proceeds from her sales to animal shelters and other animal support organizations. The clays range in price from $15 to $24.
This is truly a labor of love for Arielle. Almost every night she comes home from her graphic design job and spends several hours making clays. And there is no “washing” going on here. She donates 100% of the profits to make life better for abandoned and unwanted animals. She also has a line of special edition clays, in which proceeds go towards military animals, abused animals and those who are victims of dog fighting. She is active with the Liberty Humane Society, to which she recently donated 725 pounds of cat food. She has helped raise funds to bring home a dog through Operation Baghdad Pups to Iraq to his military family in Pennsylvania.
Whether they are homeless, hungry or in need of medical attention, Arielle believes that every animal should have a chance.
For more information or to adopt your clay, go to www.ClaysforStrays.org.
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