SHELTER DOG AND CAT CARDS
BY BRENDA MCNEILL
Real Estate Agent by profession, in the heart of wine country California, Brenda McNeill dedicates her free time to painting dog and cat portraits of animals who are homeless and in a shelter. She spends hours with each subject to not only capture the personality, but also to advocate passionately about his or her adoption. Upon adoption, she donates a professional print of the painting to the person who gives the animal a new home. Due to popularity, Brenda has taken her passion for shelter animals a step further by creating cards of each of her portraits. She donates a percentage of all proceeds from the cards to Pets Lifeline in Sonoma or an SPCA shelter.