Here is what I believe:
Every animal deserves a loving home. Pets aren't property, they are family and they are a lifetime committment.
No animal should have to die because the persons responsible for them decided that responsibilty was too difficult.
I have had years of experience living in a community where animals were dumped on a regular basis. After saving many a stray dog from starvation or death in my orchard, I was profoundly changed. I am constantly in awe of how dedicated rescue volunteers and workers are to the cause of saving every animal life. It takes a village to make it happen and I try and do my small part by showcasing the bright, fuzzy side of animals waiting to be adopted.
Falling in love can start with a photo.
The trauma of becoming homeless can have a drastic affect on the outward appearance of an animal. I truly feel that I can use my skills as an animal lover and photographer to help people see on the outside the beautiful soul that lies beneath, and help turn that animal from a rescue back into a family pet.
I have done a large amount of work with the Cat House on the Kings, photographing their adoptable cats, kittens, and puppies. You can still my work regularly on their Facebook page. I have also done some work with the Friends of Orange Cove, a group of volunteers who manage the Orange Cove, CA animal shelter.
If you are a rescue and are interested in my services please don't hesistate to contact me.
Helping is as easy as 1-2-click. You can donate to the Cat House on the Kings here.
I am also currently an Artist Member of HeARTsSpeak.org an organization of artists/photographers dedicated to using their skills to help rescue animals