So I’ve been missing the cats desperately these past few months *and* I keep coming across articles about the increase in pet adoptions in relation to great animal portraits. Didn’t take long for a tiny flashbulb to burst over my head and for me to start feverishly e-mailing local shelters to offer my photography services. I’d be lying if I said this new venture is all for the cats.
A little piece is just for me.
I’ll be heading up north to a no-kill shelter called Safe Haven a couple times a month to give the residents great portraits and a better chance at adoption. The more cats that find homes, the more cats that can be taken in. Simple as that. (Safe Haven also offers a low cost spay/neuter clinic).
Safe Haven’s doing an amazing job. They’ve created a cozy temporary home for their cats- it’s bright and clean, and there are clouds painted on the ceiling and a jungle playroom. I want to live there. They just need a little help telling their tenants’ stories and evoking each of the cats’ unique characters in a single photograph for use on their website and in publications. I’ve got my work cut out for me.
And thanks to one big guy getting a little frisky with his claws, I’ve got my first battle scar.
Feels like home already.