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Bear truth of animal cruelty spurs Lesley to ease suffering

Lesley Winton (right) Tranent with her dog Holly and artist Kate Donohoe.

Lesley Winton (right) Tranent with her dog Holly and artist Kate Donohoe.

HADDINGTON-BASED pet portrait artist Kate Donohoe is lending her support to a Tranent charity which is striving to help end the cruelty and torture inflicted on wild bears around the world.

Her first customer was seven-year-old black labrador Holly, a rescue dog, who belongs to Lesley Winton (47), the woman behind the Winton Bear Foundation.

Ten per cent of the value of Kate’s art commissions from the charity’s supporters is donated to the organisation which champions the welfare of bears and raises awareness of the threats facing eight species of the animal.

In January, the foundation, which has celebrated its first anniversary, will be launching its first awareness campaign ‘The Giant Panda — it’s not black and white’ to highlight the complexities facing the survival of the Giant Panda including conservation of its natural habitat.

Anyone who would like to book an animal portrait session can call or text Lesley on 07904733137 or email lesleyjwinton@tiscali.co.uk

For more information visit the website at www.wintonbearfoundation.org

 

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