This is a relatively new blog – but if you’re a photographer that has just discovered the wonderful power you have for helping abandoned animals by photographing them – welcome! Your help is so acutely needed! A recent attendee at one of our monthly photo clinics brought some sobering statistics to my attention — ONLY ONE IN SEVEN dogs currently housed in a Dallas shelter gets adopted. This means that thousands of animals (one source said 29,000) animals per year die through no fault of their own. Very sad.
We have statistics that show that adoption rates almost double when they have good photographs to use when advertising these animals! So if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and photograph some pets but you don’t have a shelter or rescue group in mind, scan the Shelter Coalition list here
Our next photo clinic for rescue volunteers will be held May 19, 2011 at Teresa Berg Photography. You must sign up in advance! Call the studio to get your name on the list.