Ashley Schanz Draws Pet Portraits and Donates the Proceeds to Charities

Sadly, abandoned animals are everywhere, and often times, they’re injured or in poor shape. But thanks to shelters and charities and the people who donate to these causes, these animals are taken care of.

That’s where Ashley Schanz comes in. She’s an artist who uses pencil and ink to draw animal portraits. However, besides being talented, she also has a big heart. She decided to donate the funds she receives from the portraits to charity.

The artist began her project by creating a Facebook profile called Schanz’s Sketchbook where people submit images of thier pet and she draws them.

She charges between $20-$25 for a hand-drawn picture of the pets. When Schanz finishes, she sends a photograph of the image and mails the original copy to the customer.

“I’m trying to save the world, one portrait at a time! As Covid has rocked the volunteer industry, this is a fun and creative way for you to give back as well. Once I finish an entire sketchbook worth of drawings, I give the money raised to a selected organization,” Schanz shared on Bored Panda.

What a heart-warming idea, right? If you want to see some of the portraits she created, check out the gallery below. Don’t forget to follow her work and support her humane heart.