Donations for Washougal sculpture ‘Forever Faithful’

City Councilwoman is organizing fundraising effort

A member of the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance, who also serves on the Washougal City Council, is hoping to have another dog-related piece of art added to the city.

Joyce Lindsay is coordinating the effort to solicit donations for “Forever Faithful,” a bronze sculpture of a Belgian Malinois by Susan Bahary.

The plan is to install the life sized sculpture outside the Washougal Police Department, at 1320 “A” St.

The art will recognize the extraordinary service of police dogs.

“It will not be a memorial,” Lindsay said. “It will be another fun piece of art in Washougal.

“Little kids can sit on him,” she added. “It will be another dog that generates affection.”

A bronze sculpture of Seaman, the Newfoundland that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back, was unveiled near Reflection Plaza in August 2015.

Money to purchase the Seaman sculpture, created by Heather Soderberg-Greene, was raised through the efforts of Lindsay, WACA and the Columbia Gorge Women’s Association.

The original casting of “Forever Faithful” is part of the Enduring Valor Monument at Cedar Hill Pet Cemetery, in Cedar Hill, Texas.

Some private donors have already contributed toward a new dog sculpture for Washougal.

Lindsay hopes to have the remaining amount needed, $1,500, raised by Friday, March 31, with installation planned for this summer.

To donate, contact Lindsay at (206) 963-0434 or joycelindsay61@hotmail.com. Tax deductible donations can also be made to the Parks Foundation of Clark County at www.parksfoundation.us/special-projects/forever-faithful.

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