17 April 2012

Cats create art to support California shelter

A Los Angeles animal shelter has found a unique way to raise money for support. It's called iPad art, and it's created by cats, yes cats.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles (spcaLA) has been using an iPad App called Paint for Cats. Paint for Cats captures the cat's contact to the iPad, creating a unique piece of art.

The outcome of the cats interaction with the iPad -- by chasing a mouse on the screen --  has produced creations of art that the shelter is able to sell to raise money. The artwork has been turned into notecards and are available for online purchase for $5.99.

The artwork can be purchased at the spcaLA website.

John Himmelberger | Blog | Facebook| @johnhimm
Maryland John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences.

Photo credit: scpaLA and Paint for Cats -- Nate Murray