Local man using art to help rescued dogs

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“We need to stop dumping out animals and abusing them,” said Quentin Warren, local artist and animal advocate, “stop dumping out trash and abusing the earth.”

For the past 15 years, Quentin Warren has made it his mission to make the world a better place, not only for others but for animals as well.

“This is really a grass root movement,” said Warren, “It’s me reaching out and saying hey we need individuals to step up and take some action. Go to a shelter instead of a breeder.”

Warren currently has five rescued dogs of his own. You may recognize local celebrity Howdy.

“Somebody had dumped out and he jumped up and put his paws on my chest and we said howdy,” said Warren.

Most days, you’ll find Warren and Howdy at the intersection of Fort Run and Bullhead Roads selling artwork, but it’s not your typical artwork.

 “A lot of my art comes from I might pick up a piece of wood and I’ll consider it an alternate canvas,” said Warren, “and I’ll do my art on that.”

As a fulltime artist, Warren says he struggles to pay bills, but the dogs come first. He believes rescuing the dogs gives him more appreciation for his life.

“If you want to feel something that feels good rescue an animal,” said Warren, “and feel the love they know you saved their life. You can feel it, they can feel it and it’s worth every drop of sweat.”

Warren hopes in the future he can collaborate his passion for art with his passion for rescuing dogs through work with animal organizations.

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