Paws for Charity is annual Art Book Project which is in its 6th year. The book includes images of dogs and cats contributed by artists and photographers around the world.
All proceeds from this project will be donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal shelter in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.
As you know animal welfare and charities are near and dear to my heart so for this reason I am so excited and proud to announce that this year I’m one of the contributing artists for the Paws for Charity 2014 book.
Here’s a sneak peak at the draft of my page…
I’ve seen a few other pages and it looks terrific. I’ve just ordered my book and waiting for it to arrive. The book is available for order in hard or soft copy. Just click here to preview the book and order your own copy. More good news…enter coupon code P4C2014 to recieve 25% of your order until June 30, 2014.
All artists have donated there time and images to this worthwhile project and the book was curated and designed by Sara Harley from Sharley Studios and all (and I mean all) proceeds are going to S.H.A.I.D.
I received a call from the shelter this week asking if I could come back on the weekend as they got some new dogs and cats for me to photograph. So on Saturday I was back at Toronto Animal Services – West Region and I’m always dismayed and saddened when I see the beautiful animals that are just waiting for their furever homes.
In a happier note the animals that I photographed when I was there at the beginning of the month have been adopted with the exception of 1 dog and 1 cat.
If you’re in the Toronto area or know someone that is looking for their special pet please share this post and head on down to the shelter in Etobicoke.
I’m not sure if you’re familiar with an initiative that’s making the rounds on social media called #feedthedeed. It was started by a student at the University of Western Ontario where one student nominates a friend to do a good deed. Once they do it’s posted on Facebook and that person nominates another. My oldest son was home from university last week and he was nominated to Feed the Deed. Being an animal lover (yes he’s a chip of the old blog) he decided to gather supplies (old towels and blankets we had at home) then bought some toys, collars and leashes and head to Toronto Animal Services (TAS) near our home to donate all of these things to the shelter. I accompanied him to the shelter that day and while there I started talking to the staff and I let them know that I was a photographer and if they ever needed pictures taken of their animals I would be more than happy to help them out. They already had a photographer but indicated that TAS West Region was in need of pictures for their adoption page and would I mind coming out one weekend to photograph the animals.
It’s always a pleasure to help out shelters and rescue groups by photographing the animals for their adoption pages. I hope that this small gesture on my part will help unite a beautiful animal with their forever family.
With out further ado here are the beautiful four-leggers that are available for adoption from Toronto Animal Services – West Region.
The last 2 dogs just arrived at the shelter have not been named yet. All the dogs and cats were so sweet and were just craving cuddling with a human. Please share this post and give these animals a chance to a forever home.