"Help Save The Shelter Dogs"

$5,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 49 months

Mark Barone is an artist and has a charity called An Act Of Dog. He is on a mission to complete 5500 paintings to represent the 5500 dogs killed every day in shelters across the United States. As an artist, Mark's intention is to put the soul back into the animals that have been lost and ensure the rest have a second chance at a beautiful life. With the money raised to support his charity, 100% of the funds are donated to the salvation of shelter animals. 

After a recent snow storm, 1000 of the completed paintings were damaged by water. Mark will now have to re-paint hundreds all over again. He had only five paintings left to finish from the 5500. Mark stated on his facebook page: “I want to cry and give up, but that would be giving up on the animals and that I won't do, no matter how hard this is.”

Please support An Act Of Dog charity and share this cause with your friends. Mark has painted 1400 days straight. He spent all of his retirement savings. He has had no income for four years so that he could do this to build a fund for the animals and all the rescue groups saving lives. For more information, please visit http://www.anactofdog.org.
Eleanor Davin

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Mark Barone
49 months ago

We want to thank everyone who donated and offered us such wonderful words of encouragement as we continue to deal with the effects from the snow storm. Your support meant so much to Marina and myself and helped so much in easing the pain of the loss of so much artwork. The paintings will be repainted and our mission will continue and our resolve is stronger. We know with certainty because of all your love and support that we are not in this alone and for that we will never be able to thank you enough. Our mission and goals remain the same and we won't quit until the senseless killing no longer exists. We love you all!!! Blessings, Mark and Marina

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Mark Barone
49 months ago

A big thank you to everyone who had donated to help us. We frantically packing up the 5500 paintings as quickly as we can, as we have more and more water leaks by the minute! We were not planning to move out until May, but will have to speed things up to salvage the paintings. We can't do this alone and are so grateful for your compassion and caring.

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Mark Barone
49 months ago

I am overwhelmed by the hearts of our supporters and new friends. Words fail to express my depth of gratitude to you all for caring enough about our mission. I was on my way down to the studio to begin packing up the 5500 completed paintings, minus the 5 I had left incomplete for the PBS filmmakers, and was so shocked to discover the 1,000 paintings covered in water. I will never get back the time, the way that I painted those dogs, or the actual cost, but every penny will at least help me buy some of the materials to re-paint them. We have dedicated our lives to this cause and are warmed to know that you are by our side.

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Mark Barone
49 months ago

Thank you to everyone for caring and donating to support our mission for shelter pet salvation and a more compassionate world for animals. Today has been a painful day, but the support from everyone has helped a lot and knowing we are not alone.

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$5,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 49 months
Created February 17, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
An Act Of Dog Inc
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Santa Fe, NM
EIN: 452047310
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Christine Pontecorvo
48 months ago

I am a grad student in pa. Have been following your facebook page almost since you started. I foster shelter dogs and always am pained at how limited I feel I am in my ability to tackle such a huge problem. You are an inspiration to me because you ignored those limits and went big with a creative solution. I am really saddened that almost 1000 of your paintings were ruined or damaged... but so glad you are continuing the project! Keep going!

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$25
carol noble
48 months ago

Mark Barone and Marina, you are two soul-inspiring human beings. I am in awe of your compassion and devotion to this project. I felt like crying when I heard of the water damage done to your beautiful paintings and I pray for your continued perseverance as you go forth.

$25
Stephanie Jones
48 months ago

I'm sorry for this tragedy. Don't let it deter you from this important work.

$20
Kim Greer
49 months ago

From Rambo a True Miracle and pack; we love and support you!

KW
$40
Kelly Watts
49 months ago

Good luck with everything! Can't wait to come see it!

$100
Anonymous
49 months ago
$25
Anissa
49 months ago

God bless you for all you do!

Mark Barone
49 months ago

We want to thank everyone who donated and offered us such wonderful words of encouragement as we continue to deal with the effects from the snow storm. Your support meant so much to Marina and myself and helped so much in easing the pain of the loss of so much artwork. The paintings will be repainted and our mission will continue and our resolve is stronger. We know with certainty because of all your love and support that we are not in this alone and for that we will never be able to thank you enough. Our mission and goals remain the same and we won't quit until the senseless killing no longer exists. We love you all!!! Blessings, Mark and Marina

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Mark Barone
49 months ago

A big thank you to everyone who had donated to help us. We frantically packing up the 5500 paintings as quickly as we can, as we have more and more water leaks by the minute! We were not planning to move out until May, but will have to speed things up to salvage the paintings. We can't do this alone and are so grateful for your compassion and caring.

+ Read More
Mark Barone
49 months ago

I am overwhelmed by the hearts of our supporters and new friends. Words fail to express my depth of gratitude to you all for caring enough about our mission. I was on my way down to the studio to begin packing up the 5500 completed paintings, minus the 5 I had left incomplete for the PBS filmmakers, and was so shocked to discover the 1,000 paintings covered in water. I will never get back the time, the way that I painted those dogs, or the actual cost, but every penny will at least help me buy some of the materials to re-paint them. We have dedicated our lives to this cause and are warmed to know that you are by our side.

+ Read More
Mark Barone
49 months ago

Thank you to everyone for caring and donating to support our mission for shelter pet salvation and a more compassionate world for animals. Today has been a painful day, but the support from everyone has helped a lot and knowing we are not alone.

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