Salvador Kitti was founded in the spring of 2010 by Atlanta artist Amy Pugh. The real Salvador was born in her art studio. Salvador crawled in her lap as she worked and put his paws in the paint. Amy and Salvador’s love of painting inspired her to start a line of animal friendly gifts, accessories, watches, Holiday ornaments and clothing. Amy uses images of her original works in a dynamic range of products. Our tag line is "Wearable Art with a Purpose". That is what we do best. We also care deeply about the environment and our surroundings. We are a green company that is family-owned and operated. We only print on recycled paper. We have three passions in life: art, animals, and the environment.
Giving Back Program
Here at Salvador Kitti, you can be confident that your purchase has a positive impact. A portion of all of our proceeds are donated to wildlife conservation projects. These include The Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, White Oak Conservation Center, Save the Manatees, and Zoo Atlanta. In addition to our giving back program, we donate products and some of Amy's original paintings for fund raising events, these include, Angels Amount US Pet Rescue, Zoo Atlanta, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary, Animal Defense League, and many more. We also donate products to be sold at these locations: Gentle Barn, Wildlife Weigh Station and The Cat House.
Amy found a pregnant stray cat at work one evening and brought her home. Because of her colorful spots, she named her Pinta, meaning to paint in Spanish. It would prove to be a well-chosen name. Pinta gave birth to five kittens in Amy's art studio with Amy by her side the whole nine hours. Kitten number two was special from the beginning. She named him Salvador. He was the first of the litter to walk, eat, open his eyes, and notice all of Amy's paintings. He would walk over to them and sit and stare, like he was studying them. Soon Salvador became a painter. He put his paws into the paint and walked on the canvas. Salvador and mama Pinta live with Amy's family in Atlanta.
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Amy Pugh was born in Atlanta, GA. She began her career in art early on. She was sketching her stuffed animals before she could talk. She followed her gift all through high school and on the first day of class at Georgia State University, she learned of the unexpected death her father. She took this time to explore all avenues of artful expression and fell in love with the free spirit of art. She chose to avoid the conventional ways of studying art and approached her gifts on her own terms. These heart felt emotions, coupled with an innate curiosity of animals, has created the artist she is today.
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