Charities Supported by TigerLoveArt

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Brooke donkey sanctuary
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Jim Cronin foundation

How do I support them?

Through personal donations, and by donations of artwork. And by telling all of you lovely people reading this about their work.

The David Shepherd Foundation

Why?

Because as an artist who loves wildlife, the David Shepherd Foundation brings together the two things I love most.

The David Shepherd Foundation

The Brooke Hospital for Animals

Why?

Because anyone who has ever travelled to a country where the people are poor will have seen what that can* mean for the way animals are cared for. Horses and donkeys are a fundamental part of economic activity, and carry a great burden. They are not always well cared for, sometimes though ignorance, sometimes through poverty, and sometimes through badness (In North Africa, I once saw a dying horse being whipped to make it get up, a whipping that continued after it had died – desperation or evil, you judge). This Charity works with people to improve the lives of their animals, and by doing so, their own.

The Donkey Sanctuary
The Brooke Hospital

*But not always. Sometimes people are too poor to treat animals well, sometimes the hardness of their own lives means they become inured to the suffering of the animals around them. But then sometimes you see extraordinary acts of kindness, sometimes inspired by Spiritual belief- the Hindu religion says that animals must be treated well, and despite the obvious state of neglect of roaming dogs and cows alike in India, it is common to see people feeding the cows, which is very good karma. The photograph below is from a Sikh temple, where rich and poor sit down together to eat food prepared in the temple. Just after I took this picture, I saw one of the helpers provide a plate of food to the mother cat who was bringing up her tiny kittens in a hole in the grounds of the temple. An example to us all? Go out and do a random act of kindness today….

India - Sikh temple

The Cats Protection League

Why?

I love all animals, wild and domestic, dogs who are our best friends as well as wild African dogs, and small cats as well as big cats. The presence of animals in our homes and lives means there is always a little bit of love when you need it. But unfortunately humans don’t, or can’t, always do the right thing by their pets, and that’s where charities such as this are so crucial

My Claudie, homed from the Cats Protection League, loved for nineteen years (ten of those with only one leg), remembered every day.

The Cats Protection League
Cats Protection

The Jim Cronin Foundation

Why?

Jim Cronin set up Monkey World. Aside from campaigning to end cruel practices such as the use of chimpanzees as photographer’s props in holiday resorts, he set up a sanctuary where monkeys who really need a home, whether they have come from a lab cage or an unsuitable home, can live out their lives peacefully. I support them, because they place the wellbeing of each individual animal as the highest priority. That’s really important to me. It’s all very well conserving a species (and don’t get me wrong, that’s pretty important too), but the experience of each individual animal is something we must never lose sight of.

Ros and her friend and fellow artist Di were honoured to be able to donate paintings in 2017 which were auctioned to raise money for the Foundation.

The Jim Cronin Foundation - Monkey Pastel paintings
The Jim Cronin Memorial Fund