Photographers help homeless pets find homes
Kiwi photographers are snapping up the chance to help rescue animals find forever homes, thanks to a new Facebook initiative.
The New Zealand Photographers for Animal Rescue group is a volunteer based enterprise putting rescue animals in touch with amateur and professional photographers.
The resulting imagesare helping the homeless pets put their best paws forward as they seek adoption.
Page admin and Huntly bull farmer Kelly Wolfe comes from a background of pet photography, and is a volunteer for DC Rescue Dogs.
She and two pet photographer friends Tara Sutherland and Carol Howell - known collectively as The Pet Posse - started the group last October.
Wolfe says they’ve had ‘‘great response so far’’ from photographers joining the group, which now has nearly 200 members across the country.
‘‘An extra special photo can make people look at an animal they might otherwise not look at,’’ Wolfe said.
Wolfe says anybody is welcome to join, but it’s important members have a genuine willingness to help, and having a background working with animals will be beneficial.
See the group’s Facebook page for more.
Simba is up for adoption with DC Rescue Dogs.