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The guy who paints dogs supports DTA!

RENOWNED ARTIST Paul Doyle has generously donated a commission to Dog Theft Action. Paul from Warwickshire, pictured relaxing with his Border Collies, Paddy, Belle and Sally, has donated his work to registered charity Dog Theft Action (DTA) before in support of their mission to reduce thefts of dogs in the UK.

The work of this talented artist can be seen all over the world. His distinctive technique creates an almost photographic image of the subject. He has many pictures on the go at any one time and as his work is in such great demand, he is only able to accept requests for commissions occasionally. His waiting list for commissions is approximately eighteen months.

However Paul is determined to make a contribution to what he feels is an important issue. Paul said, ‘I met the DTA team at Crufts last year and I was horrified to learn that so many dogs have disappeared leaving their owners without hope of ever tracing them. I believe in this cause and I want to help. I hope that my contribution will encourage dog lovers to carefully consider the full impact of dog theft.’

The value of this unique donation is approximately £2,000. Tickets will available throughout 2007 at events attended by DTA and also on their website: will be available from the DTA stand (Hall 2, No. 106) at Crufts 8th – 11th March. The draw will take place at the DTA stand at Discover Dogs on Sunday 11th November 2007.

The winner of this unique opportunity to own an original Paul Doyle painting will be required to provide a good, clear, eye-level photograph of one dog only. The photograph must be taken outside in daylight. The painting will be fitted into Paul’s busy schedule. Examples of Paul’s work can be viewed on: .

Dog Theft Action Vice Chairman Allen Parton said, ‘DTA receives no government funding and relies totally on the generosity of the dog loving public. Through Paul's generosity and unstinting support, DTA can look forward to forging ahead with its aims and make dog theft a thing of the past. A prize like this is absolutely priceless. What dog owner wouldn't want a fantastic unique image of their treasured hound, captured for ever on canvas?’