The Wisconsin Humane Society attends to 40,000 abandoned animals each year and relies on donations to make all of that work possible. To make sure it reaches its goals, the organization launched a new fundraiser campaign on the 25th of February.

"It's time to put the 'fun' back in fundraising... if you donate $15 to the animals at WHS, we'll make a portrait drawing of your pet," its Facebook post said. "We have a pool of staff and volunteers standing by, eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art (or at least make you laugh). You might get one of our extremely talented artists, but we'll be honest... you'll probably get someone who can't draw their way out of a paper bag."

The submissions for pet portraits -- and donations -- immediately started pouring in. Continue scrolling to check out how the Humane Society dealt with them!

More info: wihumane.org

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Iggy
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1 year ago

I love this one!

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Angela Speed, the Vice President of Communications at the Wisconsin Humane Society told Bored Panda that the inspiration for this unique fundraiser came from a similar campaign done by an animal shelter group in Baltimore, BARCS. "We reached out to them about borrowing their idea, and also to learn more about how they made their campaign successful; we really appreciated their support and guidance!" Speed said.

Eventually, the flood of requests for these funny drawings got so big, the organization couldn't keep up with them anymore. So, it stopped accepting new submissions just one day in. But that's a good thing. "You all are truly incredible and surpassed our wildest expectations," The Wisconsin Humane Society wrote. "Our artists are working tirelessly to get the masterpieces of your adorable pets back to you as soon as possible, though it may take a few days at this point. Thank you all so much for your outpouring of support for the animals!"

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Wow! This one is skilled! I like the drawing here.

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"The volunteers who wielded crayons and colored pencils have been working tirelessly to get them finished. We had to close the campaign about 36 hours after we launched it, as we were so flooded with pet pics."

In total, the Wisconsin Humane Society raised about $12,000, which is truly fantastic. In addition, the campaign reached thousands of animal lovers, and engaged people with WHS in a unique and fun way. "February in Wisconsin can be a dreary month to get through, and we hope it brought a little bit of unexpected joy with our bad drawings into the hearts of our supporters."

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Francis
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1 year ago

superdog at work!

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starry_skies
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1 year ago

Lmaoo I love this one <3<3

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Wowza!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

I love this one!

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James
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1 year ago

This one is quite good

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Very nice.

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Ashley Kellers
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1 year ago

It's adventure time!!!

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago (edited)

Anofher good artist.

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Caleb Crotinger
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1 year ago

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This is not a drawing. I demand a refund.

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

I think they upgraded the dog to brindle, maybe that's the way the dog sees himself?

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Cool style. This one works.

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Wow! Drawing is almost a photograph.

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Caleb Crotinger
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1 year ago

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Someone didn't get their money's worth on this one...

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Ashley Kellers
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1 year ago

I love the simplicity of this one

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Susan Gardner
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1 year ago

Adorable

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

I can see this.

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
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1 year ago

Derp!

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Theresa Lee
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1 year ago

I want to take a nap with this sweet doggy!

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

You're my boy, Blue! Sorry I had to. Haven't seen that movie in forever!

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Love how the drawing has the dog looking like they'd like some privacy.

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Carmen McLellan
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1 year ago

Puss n’ Boots taught him the Secret Weapon.

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Donna Leske
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1 year ago

Loaded with personality.

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Aileen
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1 year ago

I like this one. The eyes especially were captured well.

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Jasmin Min
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1 year ago

Cute

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Pedro Marecos
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1 year ago

like the Ecce homo restoration.

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El Benjamino
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1 year ago

Where my walkies?

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

How did zis dogue zuddenly become French?

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Fun!

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Avery S Alberico
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1 year ago

Yes she IS!!!!!

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Turnip and a Frog
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1 year ago

The stripes - uncanny 😃

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Tracy Barb
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1 year ago

How every cat sees themselves... Royalty! Love this picture.

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Tina MacKinnon
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1 year ago

It’s so awful, I’d frame it. Lol.

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