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A local artist's pictures are worth "a thousand purrs."

Josh Hendrey, owner of "Pets by Josh," loves animals, and he's showing it in a unique way.

Since 1999, Hendrey has put his time into painting and drawing pet portraits for clients.

"I love pets, I love dogs, and to be able to do this and make money doing it, is really cool," he said.

In addition to his work, Hendrey spends his time and talent working with local animal rescues.

"Local rescues will have an event and I'll show up and do characterchures, he said. "Then I'll give a portion of the proceeds to the animal shelter or the rescue or whatever."

For more information, you can follow Hendrey's work on his Facebook page.