Animal rescue

Shipston animal rescue activist sells 80 original paintings to help Ukrainian refugees keep their pets with them

Nikki Green, her father and siblings, have donated 80 paintings by Thelma Madge Green for an online art auction July 1-15.

A South Warwickshire animal rescue campaigner is selling 80 original paintings to help Ukrainian refugees keep their pets with them.

Nikki Green, her father and siblings, have donated 80 paintings by Thelma Madge Green for an online art auction from June 1 to July 15.

All proceeds will go to TOZ, Poland’s oldest animal welfare organization, which helps at the border, but is desperately short of funds.

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Having rescued and housed over 500 dogs and 300 cats from her home when she lived in Hong Kong, Nikki, who now lives in Shipston-on-Stour, strongly believes that the last thing these poor people need after having left everything and fled for their lives, it also means losing their beloved pet.

“The grief and guilt of having to give up an animal that you love and who are 100% dependent on you stays with you for the rest of your life,” she said.

“Why make these people suffer any more, when together we can help keep these families complete? »

Nikki is also looking for volunteers to help with fundraising.

Auctions run from June 1 to July 15 and all paintings must be collected from Leamington or Shipston-on-Stour.

Thelma Green started her art career in Hong Kong and has exhibited in several Hong Kong galleries, including a sold-out exhibition at the Fringe Club. Returning to the UK in the early 90s, she fell in love with the creative freedom of abstract expressionism and later also enjoyed the influences of Jackson Pollock, Joan Miro and Mark Rothko.