My Dirty Paws
An art project about shelter & rescue animals



My Dirty Paws Pairs Artists with ACC Animals

November 2017

"ACC cat volunteer and amazing artist Stacy Tang shares how her passion for helping shelter animals and making art came together in a workshop she’s currently teaching at Creativity Explored, a nonprofit visual arts center in San Francisco that supports artists with developmental disabilities to create, exhibit, and sell their art. Stacy’s own beautiful paintings and drawings of adoptable animals from bay area shelters and rescue groups have helped many ACC animals find forever homes. Thank you, Stacy, for encouraging other artists to do the same, and to learn abut the importance of protecting and caring for animals. View Stacy’s work on her website, My Dirty Paws, and her main gallery site:"

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SF Animal Care & Control

January 3, 2017

"A big THANK YOU to Dirty Paws for the beautiful drawing of Bailey and Gucci created to help them get adopted. They were just adopted!! check out to see the good work being done for the benefit of shelter animals."

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Interview with Three Chatty Cats

September 23, 2016

"Stacy Tang is an artist in California who volunteers at a local animal shelter and has created a heartwarming art project called My Dirty Paws. With an eight-year-old, adopted cat at home named Casper, he is Stacy’s inspiration and favorite model. However, it is shelter and rescue pets that truly drive this touching project.

How did you come up with the name My Dirty Paws? 
Because of my lack of knowledge about cats, for the longest time, I thought MeowMeow’s paws were gray. Until I looked at photos of my friend’s cat who had bright white paws, I realized MeowMeow was just dirty! It made me think how tough life must be for homeless cats. That’s why I named this project “My Dirty Paws” to represent them."

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