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Seen = Saved: A Heartwarming Campaign to Give Back

Updated: Aug 2

Hey there, fellow pet lovers and Paws & Tails Pet Photography fans! Today, I'm thrilled to share the heartwarming campaign by Hearts Speak, an organization close to my heart, that aims to ensure that no shelter pet goes unseen.

Their "Seen = Saved" campaign has a simple yet powerful message - by capturing great photos of shelter pets, we can help them find their forever homes and change their lives forever!

Hearts Speak's annual fundraising campaign supports incredible projects that make a real difference in the lives of shelter pets. One of these initiatives is the Perfect Exposure Project, which equips rescue groups with the skills to take captivating photos that showcase the personality and charm of their adoptable pets. The project empowers shelters to use the power of photography to boost adoption rates and give these animals the second chance they deserve.

But that's not all! Hearts Speak's educational.EDU page is a treasure trove of invaluable tools, completely free for shelters and rescues. From writing compelling bios to nailing social media strategies, these resources help organizations increase their visibility and engage potential adopters in more effective ways.

Let me share a heartwarming story from my own experience that proves just how transformative a great photo can be. In 2013, while working with Dachshund Rescue Team, I received a call about a sweet pup who had been waiting for her forever home for over three months. Her foster mom and I took her for a stroll around Mill Lake Park, capturing her beauty and personality in photos that truly showcased her essence. Within a day of sharing her images, the response was overwhelming - applications flooded in, and within two days, she found her loving forever family.

This heartwarming tale is a testament to the power of photography in transforming lives and ensuring that these furry friends find their happily ever afters. "Seen = Saved" is not just a slogan; it represents the hope and joy that comes with every adoption success story.

As a proud member of Hearts Speak for nearly four years, I've witnessed firsthand the impact of this incredible organization. Before joining, I was already passionate about helping rescue groups by capturing enchanting photos of their pets to aid in their adoption journey. Now, with Hearts Speak's support, I'm even more committed to making a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

If you're able to lend a helping paw to Hearts Speak's mission, consider donating to support their life-changing work. Every contribution, big or small, makes a difference! If you can't donate, you can still make a significant impact by sharing their page and spreading the word about the amazing work they do. Together, we can be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Calling all local rescue groups in the Abbotsford Area (or those willing to travel for their adoptables in foster care)! If you're in need of professional photographs of your adorable adoptable pets, give me a bark! Let's collaborate to showcase their unique personalities and find them their perfect forever homes.

For those of you living farther away, check out the Hearts Speak website to find a talented Hearts Speak Artist in your area who can lend a helping paw to your rescue efforts!

Let's continue to celebrate the bond between pets and their families and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these amazing animals and help them find their forever homes. Remember, Seen = Saved!

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