Paradise Valley artist holds exhibit to benefit pets

Chad Little's piece "The Swine Flu." (Submitted photo)

Chad Little’s piece “The Swine Flu.” (Submitted photo)

Paradise Valley artist Chad Little is holding an art exhibit entitled, “Dogs, Frogs & Flying Hogs” in November with 100 percent of the proceeds allocated Altered Tails, a 501(c)3 organization and the Valley’s largest spay/neuter clinic specializing in high quality, low cost spay/neuter services.

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the final day of the exhibit, anyone who comes to the show and brings a pet food item (cat or dog food or cat litter) will be entered into a raffle to win one of Mr. Little’s paintings.

Pet food and cat litter will be donated to Chuck Waggin Pet Food Pantry whose mission is to provide pet food and pet service referrals to keep pets and the families who love them together, according to a press release.

The show is to run Friday, Nov. 13–Saturday, Nov. 28. The artist reception is to be 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and the pet food collection and raffle day will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. Gallery is be open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Saturday during the show run.

The exhibit is to be at Cattle Track Complex, 6105 N. Cattle Track, in Scottsdale. The gallery is north of the buildings on McDonald Drive. It’s located at the 2nd right on Cattle Track. Parking is available in front of gallery.

Altered Tails is the only national spay/neuter response team trained clinic in Maricopa County, according to the release.  Its two locations are, 950 W. Hatcher Road in Phoenix; and 7246 E. Main St. in Mesa.  In 2014 Altered Tails Barnhart Clinics sterilized 17,088 cats and dogs.

Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for kittens and puppies as young 12 weeks of age, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spaying female cats and dogs before the first heat cycle can be beneficial, improving the health of the pet by reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections, according to the release.

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