PLATTSBURGH — Local animal enthusiasts Kimberly Cummins and Matthew Hall have planned a Cat Art Show at the ROTA Gallery, 39 Bridge St., Plattsburgh, on Saturday, Dec. 5, to benefit the Elmore SPCA.

As stated on their website, in 2014, Elmore SPCA was able to find forever homes for 585 animals. The funds raised at the Cat Art Show will support the Elmore SPCA's general fund.

The general fund "keeps our doors open, providing to needs of the animals and the running of the facility," Laurie Parsons, Elmore SPCA board president, said in a media release.

"This is our greatest, and first concern. It pays employees, pays for general veterinary services, such as vaccinations, spay/neuter, general health care testing, along with covering the cost of supplies, heating, electric, insurance and plowing."

Plattsburgh High School art teacher Alexa Martin has rallied students from her Creative Arts club to submit work to the Cat Art show.

"As the Plattsburgh High School art teacher and co-adviser of the Creative Arts Club, I feel it is important for our students to experience the rewards of viewing their art publicly," Martin said in the release.

"Art is about passion, hopes, and dreams; it conveys messages to the viewer," Kristin Garrow, ROTA art coordinator, said in the release.

"As a community we are here to help each other to the best of our abilities. Through art we are offered a piece of the artist to take home with us in exchange of restoring hopes and dreams in animals who couldn't need it more. All made possible with the passion of community supporters."

Organizers will accept cat themed artwork until Saturday, Nov. 21.

Artists can decide if they would like to donate the minimum of 10 percent or maximum 100 percent of the sale to benefit the Elmore SPCA.

The show on Dec. 5 will be free and open to the public and will feature refreshments for attendees.

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