Los Angeles County’s Agoura Animal Care Center Showcases New Colorful Look as Portraits of Hope Begins to Introduce its Latest Makeovers for the Shelters This Friday

More than 9,000 children and adults throughout Los Angeles have participated in visually transforming and revitalizing the care centers

Portraits of Hope will introduce the new look for LA County’s Agoura Animal Care Center at a showcasing event on Friday, July, 28th at 11A in front of the horse area. All LA County animal shelter revitalizations by Portraits of Hope are imminent with the Carson Animal Center nearing its colorful makeover as well. Los Angeles County is the lead jurisdiction for Portraits of Hope’s latest civic project which will see the program revitalize and visually makeover animal shelters and care centers across the country in a bid to highlight the sites as public destinations and drive more people to visit and take home a shelter dog, cat, rabbit, horse, or other animal. This is the beginning of a national Portraits of Hope initiative to promote pet adoption by making animal care centers and shelters more inviting places for the public. More than 9,000 children and adults throughout Los Angeles have participated in visually transforming and revitalizing the care centers in the course of their participation in the program, mostly at Plaza El Segundo in El Segundo.

The majority of the colorful artwork was painted by children who took part in Portraits of Hope creative therapy and civic leadership sessions in schools, hospitals, and youth programs. Social service and community groups also participated reflecting the projects integrated themes of public art, civic education, community engagement, creative therapy, and teamwork.

This Portraits of Hope initiative is a continuation of the program’s large-scale, national projects which have brightened and visually transformed public settings and symbols ranging from the NYC taxi fleet, blimps, planes, lakes, and buildings to LA’s coastal lifeguard towers, urban laundromats/lavanderias, and frontline fire and rescue vehicles by working with organizations from NASA to NASCAR.

Founded by brothers Ed Massey and Bernie Massey, Portraits of Hope has involved tens of thousands of children and adults and more than 1,000 schools, hospitals, and social service programs in its large-scale civic collaborations and initiatives.

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