The Foreclosure Cats Art Project
See a slideshow of the work that was created by a group of artists who banded together to use their talents to raise funds for cats in need.
The Foreclosure Cats Art Project was inspired by 62 cats in the Cincinnati area who were abandoned when a homeowner was evicted and left the cats to fend for themselves.
Organized in 2007 by freelance artist Robin Moro, the initial project raised $10,000 to provide food and care for the cats and to help get them adopted. (Of the 62 cats, all but seven have found permanent homes.)
The project consisted of 53 portraits of the cats, in various mediums, which depicted their individual personalities. The art was sold at a silent auction that transitioned online to an eBay auction.
The project, now dubbed Animal Art Rescue Project, continues annually with new artwork arriving regularly.
Text by Beth Wood, a freelance writer based in Colliers, W.V.
All photos courtesy of Foreclosure Cats Art Project.