Call Out: Help us say Thank You to all the Pets

Send us your photo or drawing of your beloved pet, as The Ark invites children all over Ireland to join us in taking a moment to celebrate the wonderful animals that have been keeping us company during lockdown.

Over the past few months while children couldn’t visit extended family or many friends, our pets played an even bigger than usual role in our lives. For many they were a beloved friend to play with, a comfort in tougher times and a friendly face to greet us every morning.

This summer, our Beautiful Beasts @ Home online programme is all about animals, so this July we're inviting children all across Ireland to join us in celebrating and thanking those furry (and not so furry) creatures who have been by our sides over the last few months. Dogs, cats, snakes, fish, spiders and all animals - let’s say a special thank you to them.

Pictured: Etain (10) with her dog Bailey: "I love Bailey because he is cute and cuddly, he loves to give me kisses and he loves to play with his ball in the backyard.” Photo: Mark Stedman

Join us by sending in a photo or a drawing of your child's beloved pet, tell us their name and a little bit about your animal friend. A selection of the artworks will be displayed here on our website and shared on The Ark’s social media @TheArkDublin.

All you need to do to send your artwork to us is fill out our online form and upload your image below. Submissions close 31 July.

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