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"Mato's Room"

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Title: Mato's Room

Artist: Donna Lochmann

Medium: Digital Photograph w/ Repurposed Wood

Dimensions: 20" x 24"

"Mato's story actually goes back to when he was a puppy. His "owner" was not a nice man. He had multiple dogs that all roamed the streets. He would always get mad at me when I stopped to feed them and would come up to the pile of food and kick it away. His females were always having puppies in the crawl space of the abandoned house next door. We were able to rescue multiple litters, but one of the litters were older and running around more. He was able to get two of those puppies trapped in his back yard. He did allow them to get neutered (by another group since he was not a big fan of me), but soon those puppies were also running the streets. But, they never ran far from his house.

Fast forward a couple of years, and I started seeing the two brothers farther and farther from his house. I was also told by neighbors down the street that they fed them. I kept an eye on them with the intention of rescuing them as soon as I could.

I had not seen the black fluffy brother for a couple of weeks. When he showed up again, he had a large injury to his back leg. I'm guessing that he was hit by a car and probably dragged a bit. The injury was not fresh, but raw all the way to the bone. There was no way I could leave him. He had made his way into an abandoned house and into a back room. The windows were secure, so I knew the door was his only way out. I set a trap because I didn't want him flailing on a leash with his injury. Thankfully, he went in!

We got him to the shelter and although we were not sure at first if he would be able to keep the leg, our vet team worked their magic and after a few weeks of constant bandage changes and laser therapy, his leg healed.

Mato is finally living in the home he deserves. His brother is a roamer and is still on our radar for rescue."

*Due to the size and/or fragility of this item, it is NOT available for shipping. It is Local Pick Up Only. If you are the winning bidder and are not in attendance to pick up your artwork the night of the event at the Four Seasons, artwork will be available for pick up from the Pine Street Shelter starting Tuesday, August 15th. Artwork will NOT be available to pick up before this (unless you are notified otherwise via email). All winning bidders will receive an email with more information once the auction has closed.

Donated By Donna Lochmann