Thursday, October 31 THROUGH Sunday, November 24
In overcrowded shelters in the south, shelters cannot make space fast enough for the influx of dogs that are constantly being brought in from the streets. At Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, dogs are given three business days to be saved before their time is up. High-kill shelters have this system in place to make space for new dogs coming in daily. Lack of space, low funding, local culture, backyard breeding and weak laws and public policy all lead to the vicious cycle of millions of dogs reproducing and being euthanized every year. Rescue groups across the country carry the burden and work to rescue, rehabilitate, transport and place these dogs into homes with one goal in mind – rescue until every last dog has a family and a loving place to call home.
In Second Chances, Green Bay Photographer Audrey Thomas captures a vast array of dogs that local rescue group Lucky 7 Dog Rescue has placed into homes in 2019. As soon as dogs arrive into Lucky 7’s care, Audrey takes their portrait before they are sent home with their foster families. These dogs have come from a variety of situations and states across the country. Some are hurricane survivors, some have lived their whole lives chained to trees, some have come from the worst hoarding situations that rescue groups have ever seen. While their backgrounds differ, the dogs share in common their resiliency, courage, and capacity to love and forgive despite their circumstances. When taking their portraits, Audrey’s goal is to capture the spirit, potential and personality in each dog, in hopes that the images will help act as a bridge to matching them to their perfect forever families. The portraits represent all of the volunteers, time, effort and resources that have gone into getting these dogs healthy and adoptable. They represent their second chance.
FREE ADMISSION - FRONT GALLERY
Not accepting submissions - solo artist
Artist Reception: Friday, November 1 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Artist, photographer and friend, Audrey Thomas joined us in 2019 to capture portraits of our dogs in the hopes of getting them adopted. Over the last 9 months, Audrey’s photos have captured the pain, the hope, and the excitement in the eyes of our dogs. Through her lens, she has been able to share their stories with our community. These photos have shared a new perspective on our dog’s journey to Wisconsin and through social media, she has been able to connect our rescue with families who are able to learn about the dogs before ever meeting them.
Audrey has dedicated ever Sunday to capturing the behind the scenes look at Lucky 7 transports. Her photos have brought a new light to what transport Sunday is like for our volunteer group. Her commitment and dedication to animals, community, and rescue is evident in her attention to detail and the warmth she brings to ever photograph. Join us in celebrating her work at the Second Chances: Artist Reception. At Green Bay’s own Art Garage on Main St. in Green Bay.
Our rescue has benefited from Audrey’s talents from the very beginning, but this year especially her gift has given us an opportunity to share in a whole new way. We are honored to be able to see her pieces on display and walk back through all that has been 2019.
Join us on November 2nd for our first ever Lucky 7 5k and Two Mile Doggy Dash!
The route will kick off at Meadowbrook Park in Howard with paved and unpaved routes. Human run will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. followed with our furry friends at 9. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines and leashed during the entire event. Must have 1 handler per dog.
Bandana included no extra charge for registered dogs. T-shirt included for human 5k and extra $5 if wanted for those participating in the Doggy Dash.
Early bird registration by September 15th for a fee of $20 for human 5k. $15 for Doggy Dash.
After September 15th registration will increase to $25 for human 5k. $20 for Doggy Dash.
Day of race registration for $30 for human 5k. $25 for Doggy Dash. No guarantee of t-shirt for human or bandana for doggies.