Sidewalk Chalk Art for Animals to take place Saturday, July 16 in Honey's Parking Lot ‘canvas'

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Kids, bring your parents too!

Children and their parents are invited to Honey's Marketplace Saturday, July 16, between 9 and 10 a.m. for the second "Pets are Family Sidewalk Chalk" event. Teachers from around the country who are taking part in a Best Friends Animal Society national workshop-with the help of local children and their parents-will create parking lot chalk art depicting animals needing homes.

Sponsored by the Humane Education Department of Best Friends, "Sidewalk Chalk" is being held for the second consecutive year. The educators are here to take part in Best Friends Animal Society's "Humane Education for Educators" workshop at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Mats and chalks will be provided for young artists (and for parents if they want to draw too).

The event is based on one of the outreach projects available on the Best Friends NextGen website, where there are dozens of humane education outreach programs for young people of all ages. The website provides age-appropriate projects and lesson plans on animal issues that help students to make a difference for animals in their communities.

This project promotes the idea that pets are members of families, deserving of a loving home for their entire lives. Participants are reminded to bring a hat for sun protection and water to drink. 

About Best Friends Animal Society®

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 400,000 last year. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,600 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit