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September 19, 2010  •  Leave a Comment

H.E.L.P. Cats for Adoption

Last weekend I had the honor of meeting 25 beautiful cats. Everyone of these guys is looking for a place to call his or her permanent home.

This month the H.E.L.P. adoption event was held at PetSmart. There were at least 3 or 4 rescue groups there – H.E.L.P. was only 1 group adopting out puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. There were animals and people everywhere.

I loved it!

It was a 2 day event – I shot portraits on Sunday.  For photos of all 25 cats from this shoot check out: http://www.pawprintspix.com/help

My favorite was a little kitten named Annie. Annie was frightened by all the noise and commotion. I don’t blame her a bit. She was too scared to sit out in the open so I brought over part of a cat tree – the tunnel part so she could go inside and hide. I was able to coax her to the front so I could get this shot of her face.


Annie


This handsome fellow posed for me as if he were a professional feline model.


Ed


Grey & Whites Rule the Day
There were a lot of grey & whites in the group this month.   I didn’t notice that Deidra was polydactyl until I posted processed the photos.  Check out her 6 toes.


Deidre
Alvin

Ok so Carrie is not grey & white but she is such a cutie I had to include her with the group.

Carrie Underwood

Peace and Justice are curious and playful.   They were very interested in the camera, the lights, the cat toys – everything.


Justice



Peace

Finally….

When I was wrapping up for the day I got the chance to talk at length to one of the foster moms.   She told me that one of the cats I photographed last time was adopted recently.  Apparently the adoptive parents saw the photo on the help website and fell in love with him.   Even though they live near the city they came all the way out to Geneva to meet and adopt him.   Hearing that the photo made a difference for this 1 kitten just warms my heart down to my toes.

So I’ll end with these 2 photos.

1st Dutchess & her Mad Men.    This mom cat had 4 kittens.  They are cute, playful and full of energy.   Even in the cage with all the people going by they were a bundle of activity – until they crashed.   I was playing with a new software tool (Lumapix FotoFusion) to create this collage – I bought a license so when the software arrives I’ll repost this photo without the watermark.   I learned about this software in the seminar I attended last week and it’s VERY easy to use.

Finally we have JT - His expression just….  Well see for yourself.

JT

If you are looking for a furry friend check out http://www.helpinganimals.org/.  You won’t find a better place to meet your next furry family member.

Caliope


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