I was fortunate enough recently to stumble upon an artist who was published in Somerset Studio's Sept/Oct issue. Her name is Bernie Berlin. She runs a no-kill animal rescue in Tennessee called "A Place to Bark." She takes in dogs that have been abandoned, abused, or police confiscated. She fosters, retrains, transports and/or adopts these animals. She also takes in cats.
Only we can help animals. They can't rescue themselves. They can't neuter or spay themselves. We need to start being responsible pet owners. We need to adopt instead of purchase.
In addition to her full time rescue, she is also a very talented mixed media artist, author of "Artist Trading Card Workshop", and is on her way to publishing 2 more books.
I think Bernie is an amazing person, and thank goodness for people like her helping our dear innocent creatures.