The BC SPCA is working with local photographers across B.C. today to show adoptable animals in the best light for the “Pup-a-razzi Day.”
“We know that when shelter animals are photographed outside the kennel environment, people can visualize them as pets more easily and adoption rates increase,” says Lorie Chortyk, community relations manager for the BC SPCA.
Led by Vancouver photographer Ashleigh Wells, professional photographers, including Campbell River’s Gary Green, are volunteering their time in participating branches to help visually combat the myth that shelter animals are not as desirable as pets.
“Photographing animals in a natural environment outside of the kennel helps to show how beautiful and lovable they really are,” says photographer Wells. “There is a misconception about shelter animals and hopefully our photos will challenge people’s thinking when it comes to adoption.”
Pup-a-razzi Day is a part of Adoption Awareness Month and takes place at the SPCA Campbell River Branch, 490 Merecroft Rd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.