Rock Creek students show love for animals through artwork

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The Compassion in Action Art Project, created by the students of Rock Creek Elementary School, is on display at Placer County Animal Services, 11251 B. Ave., Auburn.

The posters will be on display at the shelter until Monday, July 2, then will move to the Placer County Administrative Center at the Domes, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn.

The project includes 40 colorful posters, hand-drawn by third-grade students and special education students at Rock Creek. Each of the posters depicts the strong bond between children and animals.

“I was deeply taken by the love and compassion expressed in the drawings,” said Michael Winters, Placer County Animal Services program manager. “When you teach kindness to animals, you help pave the way to a better future for all living beings.”

The project is organized by A New Hope Animal Foundation and Rock Creek volunteer Audrey Reighley.

“Rock Creek School has received so much support from many individuals, groups and organizations,” said Principal Suzanne Flint. “Having some of our students create beautiful posters that encourage people to adopt homeless pets was a wonderful way for them to give back to our community. They are very proud of their artwork, and hope that everyone who sees the posters will be inspired to take a new pet home.”