tiger-readingThis week, Heaven on Earth returns to the Skirball Cultural Center, one of our favorite places. Homeless cats are the week’s theme and will be the happy recipients of the week’s craft projects – creative toys, comfy blankets and cozy boxes. We’ll even bring a few happy recipients with us so that each day, children will be able to meet some of the real-life cats and kittens they are helping.

Coincidentally, one of those kittens was originally rescued from the Skirball… or rather, from the museum’s parking lot, where staff members found her in a car engine 10 weeks ago. LA Animal Services was called to rescue her and Heaven on Earth subsequently took her in, giving her the time and medical care she needed to regain her health and become ready for adoption.

Says Jenny Gillett, assistant educator for school programs at the Skirball,

“working with Heaven on Earth gave our students the opportunity to expand their world view and empathize with homeless cats. Students built kitty “homes” from cardboard boxes, crafted cat toys and met some of the Heaven on Earth cats and kittens. The project was one of our most successful school programs due to the commitment of Pam and the other fabulous people – and animals – at Heaven on Earth.”

Skirball Cultural CenterNoah’s Ark at the Skirball is an award-winning permanent exhibit that is fun on the surface and meaningful at its core. It is an experience that celebrates diversity and community, inspiring children and their families not only to envision a better world, but also to help create it. Heaven on Earth will be in the Noah’s Ark gallery August 18-23 and we welcome the chance to be part of this experience once again.

Here are a few photos from our last visit to the Skirball

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Tiger was loving every minute of his visit

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Really loving it!

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Pretty Ophelia enjoying some attention

This week we’re introducing Audrey, found in the Skirball parking lot!

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Isn’t she sweet?

To learn more about visiting Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, please visit their website.

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