15 pet paw-traits drawn by South Shields children - can you spot your picture?

South Shields youngsters have been drawing pictures of their beloved pets – alongside rainbows – to brighten up their days in lockdown.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:45 pm
Children have been drawing pictures of their pets for Willows Cat Adoption Centre.

Last month, Willows Cat Adoption Centre, in South Shields launched its ‘pet pawtrait’ competition to keep little ones occupied while they stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Despite interest in adopting cats being higher than ever during the lockdown, the shelter is currently closed to protect staff and volunteers in line with Government guidelines.

But the team is running a series of art and craft competitions to keep kids smiling during these uncertain times.

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Ryan, aged 12, was the winner of the 11-14 category with his lovely cat.

They received around 30 entries from children and their families - here’s a few of our favourites.

Heidi, aged 11 was a runner up in the 11-14 category with her fish, hamster and dog.
Oliver, aged 10 won in his category with this picture of cat Daphne.
Anya, aged 8, drew her cat Bear.
Amelia Davis-Burlison, aged 12 and her two year old tabby cat Sweety Pie.
Ethan, aged 7 and his black and white cat, Mario.
Tommy the nine-week old Bichon Frise by Henry, aged 8.
Phoebe Wallace and her colourful cat Wotsit.
By Charlotte, aged 12.
The Hunter family did this beautiful picture of their much-missed cat Molly.
Lucy, aged 6, drew her cats Elvis and Jesse.
Iris Kelly, aged 8, painted her cat Bluebell alongside a message of hope.
Ruby, aged 10 and her four cats.
Ellie Brown, aged 12 drew her cats Shadow and Molly and their favourite toys.
Sophie, aged 14, was another runner up with her dog Queenie.