Dey by Dey Studio to Donate 10% to Animal Charities

North Carolina animal portrait business Dey by Dey Studio will donate 10% of the price of any commissioned portrait to animal advocacy and rescue organizations.

New Hill, NC, November 07, 2006 --( Dey by Dey Studio, a New Hill animal portrait business that opened in September, has announced a new “Giving Back by Giving Forward” policy. Effective immediately, the studio will donate 10% of the retail price of any commissioned portrait to the animal shelter, advocacy organization or rescue of the customer's choice. 

“Many of the animals I draw or paint are family 'members' who were adopted from local shelters or rescues,” said Peggy Dey, owner and operator of Dey by Dey Studio. “Others are wild species that are threatened or endangered. Animals are a significant part of many peoples lives, offering companionship, comfort and unconditional love and acceptance. Dey by Dey Studio is offering these people the chance to 'give back by giving forward' to the future of all animals,” Dey said. 

Dey, who has created animal art for more than 30 years, already has ties with numerous North Carolina animal advocacy organizations. Her donated work has been showcased by local animal rescue and non-profit organizations. In addition, these non-profit organizations often use her donated artistic images on T-shirts, holiday cards and other organizational fund-raising materials. 

According to the studio's new policy, 10% of the cost of each commissioned portrait (excluding framing) will go to one of the following: 

· The animal shelter from which the pet was adopted
· The rescue from which the animal was adopted, or to which the customer belongs or donates
· The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
· For wildlife portraits: Wildlife Welfare of Raleigh, the Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT) of N.C., the National Wildlife Federation or a qualifying wildlife benefit organization 

Customers may suggest any other animal rescue or service organization for consideration. A card is sent to the non-profit by Dey by Dey Studio with acknowledgment of the customer for making the donation possible. In addition, a card is sent to the customer to let them know they have “given forward.” If the portrait is a memorial, the donation can be made in memory of the pet or animal friend. 

If no rescue or non-profit organization is earmarked for the donation, Dey will send the donation to the HSUS or ASPCA in support of general animal welfare. Many organizations, Dey noted, especially seek donations during the holiday season. Although this program allows the customer to “recognize the importance of animals twice” during the holidays, the donation service by Dey by Dey Studio will be offered as a permanent and year-round opportunity for customers. 

For information on commissioning an animal portrait, children's mural or other artwork, visit Dey by Dey Studio online at: or email Phone: 919-542-1099. 


About Dey by Dey Studio:
Dey by Dey studio, owned and operated by leading animal artist Peggy Dey in New Hill, North Carolina, offers commissioned wildlife and pet portraits in pastel, slate etching and watercolor as well as original and print wildlife art. The Studio also provides commissioned children's room murals, personalized specialty or holiday cards and prints. Peggy Dey has been creating animal art for more than 30 years, and participates regularly in rescue and rehabilitation efforts for both domestic and wild animals.
Dey by Dey Studio
Peggy Dey