The 5th annual Clear the Shelters event happened on Saturday August 17th and all indicators are that it was, yet again, a rousing success. I volunteered at one of the municipal shelters I regularly photograph at, the City of Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center in Carrollton, Texas. At the end of the day 29 animals were adopted; 19 dogs and 10 cats. Yahoo! Apart from answering questions, shuttling dogs to and fro for meetings and list tracking, I worked to capture the days events with my camera - from beginning to end.
I was scratching my head for what to do for this week's theme of "metal" in the Pet Photography 52 Week Project when it dawned on me. Doh! The shelter! There's so much metal in a shelter that sometimes it can feel like a cold pace, but that all changed on Saturday when smiles were abound to warm it up.
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Waiting for You
Smiling faces everywhere as dogs and cats alike found their furever homes!
The Behind-the-Scenes Team
There's an incredible amount of work that goes into an event like Clear the Shelters so here's a big shout out to those workers and volunteers who toil behind the scenes caring for the animals and always trying new ways to market them and help them find their furever homes.
Now on to see what Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay area and destination nationwide, has done with the theme "metal" this week and then continue clicking on the link at the bottom of each post for an around-the-world tour of fantastic pet photography. Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.