New mural coming to Georgetown Animal Shelter celebrates pets, second chances

Jason Tetlak was chosen by the Georgetown Animal Shelter and Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to design and paint the new Georgetown Animal Shelter mural. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jason Tetlak was chosen by the Georgetown Animal Shelter and Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to design and paint the new Georgetown Animal Shelter mural. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jason Tetlak was chosen by the Georgetown Animal Shelter and Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to design and paint the new Georgetown Animal Shelter mural. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new mural is going up outside the Georgetown Animal Shelter, according to a Georgetown Arts and Culture Board news release.

The mural, "Making a Difference One Pet at a Time," is designed and painted by Jason Tetlak of Jacksonville, Florida, who was selected by the Georgetown Animal Shelter and the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, the release said.


Tetlak has designed and painted murals all over the country and is a winner of the Guinness World Record for largest 3-D/anaglyph painting, the release said. He will be putting the mural up March 22-28.

“I have seen first-hand how these types of projects can bring about positive change, and how public art can draw attention to a business or location," Tetlak said in the release. “Additionally, I am excited by the idea of using public art as a platform to promote the shelter’s mission of providing animals with a second chance, and hopefully use my art to draw more people’s attention to the shelter.”
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.