BALTIMORE (WMAR) — It started off as just an idea, then it turned into a viral massive fundraising success.
Now one man is upping the ante.
Last week the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter launched its "bad pet portrait" campaign.
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The way it worked was for a $15 donation, an artist would draw a portrait of your pet.
BARCS was hoping to draw 100 portraits and raise $1,500.
Within minutes, that goal was shattered. After 12 hours, over $11,200 was raised from donors worldwide, and nearly 750 portraits were drawn.
With BARCStoberfest coming up this weekend, committee member Matt McDermott has promised to get a tattoo of one of nine pet portraits that receives the most votes on Facebook.
Here's how it goes; Every $5 donation buys one vote.
If $5000 or more is raised, Matt will get a tattoo of the portrait that gets the most votes, on a visible part of his body.
To vote, all you have to do is donate on BARCS Facebook post and then leave a comment choosing your favorite photo.