Portraits for Purrs Gallery

Donate $20 and to get a custom pet portrait of your pet as a Thank-You!

Completed Portraits

Spring & Summer 2020

Donate on our gofundme campaign

A novel and super-fun way to improve the lives of neglected and abandoned cats in the Rutland, Vermont area and beyond at a time when funds are critically needed — from a safe distance. For a donation of $20 per pet, one of our volunteer “artists” will create a unique portrait for you to cherish always!

We’ll be upfront: You’re as likely to receive a stick figure as a masterpiece, as our volunteer artists range widely in experience and age, but that’s half the fun! All proceeds will be used to continue our mission through spay/neuter and release or relocation, cat community care and management, fostering/socialization, and adoption.

$20 Donation:
You provide us with a photograph of your pet, and we will match your pet with one of our volunteer artists. You will receive a digital copy of the final artwork, and your pet’s picture along with their portrait will be displayed in our digital gallery. *Original provided upon request.


Help The Feline Connection save lives, $20 at a time!

$80 Donation:
In addition to the above, a custom portrait of your pet will be printed by Vistaprint and sent to you (USA addresses only.) The size you receive will be 8 1/2 “x 12 “or 12” x 12”, depending on the portrait itself. If you decide on this upgrade AFTER seeing the portrait, an additional $60 donation will be due.

Get Started:
STEP 1: Donate here and we will send you an email within 24 hrs with the link to upload the photo you would like us to use for the portrait.

Donate on our gofundme campaign

STEP 2: Upload your pet’s photograph. Clear, well-lit photographs work the best. 

STEP 3: Get your portrait!

More information about The Feline Connection :

The Feline Connection is a non-profit cat rescue operating under Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals in the Rutland, Vermont area, a 501c3 charity. Founded in 2018 by Maria Caron. The Feline Connection is a group of volunteers focused on improving the lives of homeless and neglected cats through spay/neuter and release or relocation (TNR), cat community care and management, fostering/socialization, and adoption. We rely completely on donations and volunteers to accomplish these goals.

One of our primary sources of fundraising has been local events, which have not been possible this spring. During COVID-19, we are providing essential services to our foster families, and doing limited rescues adoptions. We need donations to continue to support our work for some of the most vulnerable animals during this time.

Pet Drawings and Paintings Portrait Fundraiser for The Feline Connection, a Cat Rescue serving the Rutland, Vermont area.

p.s. If you have donated, check your email for the link to upload your picture and THANK YOU