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What Do You Call a Cat Who Inspires Art? Salvador Kitti

Artist Amy Pugh rescued a kitten named Salvador, and he led her to open an art business.

Annie Shirreffs  |  Nov 3rd 2016


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Artist Amy Pugh never thought that an animal would change her life’s purpose — until she rescued and brought home a stray cat who proceeded to have five kittens. One of those kittens was Salvador, who immediately became quite curious about Amy’s artwork.

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When Salvador soon began painting, too — dipping his paws in the paint and walking across a canvas, the Salvador Kitti studio was born. And this studio makes a difference: It’s dedicated to the important cause of saving animals.

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Combining her love for painting and her love for animals, Amy creates beautiful one-of-a-kind vegan bags and accessories — purses, pencil bags, tote bags, backpacks, wristlets, and more.

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Here’s the real Salvador.

A portion of all proceeds is donated to wildlife conservation projects, including the Cheetah Conservation Fund, with which Amy has teamed up to create a line of limited edition bags.

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To learn more about Amy’s wearable art and how you can help her in her mission to save animals from extinction, visit Salvador Kitti.