It’s true: A picture is indeed worth 1,000 words, and a good picture is worth even more to a homeless pet waiting in a shelter. Take Hunter for instance. He’s just one of many fabulous cats and dogs available for adoption at Dallas Animal Services, and isn’t he a handsome guy? Beginning last month, thanks to professional photographer Teresa Berg, graphics guru Molly DeVoss, Animal Shelter Commission Chair Mary Spencer, the team at Dallas Animal Services, and the generosity of Cafe Pacific owner and Six Flags Over Texas Fund Ltd. General Partner Jack Knox, Hunter and the other adoptable animals at DAS will have the benefit of professional “glamour shots” to help them find new homes. Together these dedicated members of the community have taken an unused retail space in the lobby of the Adoption Center and turned it into a fully equipped photo studio where professional photographers volunteer to create stunning images for the shelter staff to post on Petfinder.com. Several local pet photographers are already signed up to help out including Teresa, Kristina Bowman, Steve Foxall, and Marty Pearlman, and others are still being recruited.
Kudos to everyone for volunteering your time and talent for a project sure to save many, many lives!
P.S. Hunter has even been selected as the cover model for Urban Animal’s Spring 2012 issue!
For more information on Hunter, or any of the other adoptable pets shown above, click on the photos to go to their Petfinder.com listings. Professional photographers interested in helping out should contact Catherine Baxter at Dallas Animal Services. Amateur photographers interested in learning how to help homeless pets in your community, can learn how by signing up for one of Teresa’s “Focus on Rescue” webinars.
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