Tammy Grimes: Released May 15, 2007
Arrested for Helping Dying Dog,
Wins Award for Piece which Pays him Tribute
the Circle of Compassion Extends to All"
Receives Honorable Mention in Pennsylvania Art Show
May 19-20, 2007
PA, May 15, 2007—Tammy Grimes, artist and founder
of Dogs Deserve Better, has won Honorable Mention for her work
memorializing a chained and dying dog at the Blair County Arts
Festival in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She will receive the award at
a banquet honoring the winners at the Penn State Altoona Arts Center
Thursday, May 17th.
scheduled to stand jury trial in June 2007 after
her arrest for helping the dog who lay chained and unable to stand,
created the piece as a tribute to Doogie and all others like him
suffering and dying in backyards across America.
the Circle of Compassion Extends to All" puts forth the
questions uppermost on the minds of Grimes and her supporters: "How
long must we wait until the Circle of Compassion extends to ALL?
How long must we wait until life is more valuable than property?"
Grimes, "I am deeply moved by the Honorable Mention for Circle
of Compassion, and very thankful that the emotion put into the
piece was visible and noticed. I will always be proud of coming
to the aid of Doogie, and I know if he could thank me, he would.
Nothing man can do to me could ever take that feeling away."
holds a B.A. in Visual Art and Design from the
University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Naturology from AIHT. She
is currently pursuing a Master's in Naturology from AIHT, as well
as working as an artist and Executive Director of Dogs Deserve Better.
of all profits from sales of "When
the Circle of Compassion Extends to ALL" will benefit Dogs
Deserve Better through Febuary 28, 2007. Other art sales
continue to donate 20% of proceeds. The artwork can be viewed at
can be reached at 814.941.7447 or Tammy@littlegirllooking.com
for comment, and is available for art shows, commissioned works,
Deserve Better was founded in 2002, is an international nonprofit
area reps in the U.S., France, and Canada, and works to bring
dogs out of the backyard into the home and family. The site can
be viewed at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org.
Members of the press may obtain a hi-res image for print or TV release
only by e-mailing Tammy@littlegirllooking.com
Endorsements for Tammy's Work