'A Dog is for Life' Street Art Campaign
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | D for Dog
Yesterday, Monday 24th November, marked the day traffic to internet sites selling puppies peaked, as people began to search for Christmas presents.
To make the nation think twice about impulsively purchasing puppies as Christmas presents, Dogs Trust launched its ‘A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas®’ street art campaign.
Dogs Trust are using street art to raise awareness. They have commissioned 12 unique pieces of street art throughout the UK to highlight the ‘A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas®’ message, which is still as relevant today as it was at its inception 36 years ago. The artwork is designed to depict the shocking reasons given by owners who no longer wish to care for their dogs.
Reasons have included:
He looked different when we walked him in the rain
I'm worried our toddler will copy him and poo in the garden
My dog is old and going to die soon
He wags his tail too much
He kept coughing in the night and woke me up
It kicked off with the unveiling of the first street art in London yesterday afternoon - a mural in St Christopher’s Place. Linda Barker and two gorgeous Lurcher pups, George and Angelina, helped deliver the message at the press launch.
11 more walls coming soon. Where will they be next?
A Dog is for Life - spread the word!