A huge thank you to the volunteer photographers who donated their time on May 16 for the BC SPCA’s first ever “Pup-a-razzi Day”. The event, which showcased shelter animals in “glamour shots” taken outside their kennel or cage, was part of the BC SPCA’s Adoption Awareness Month in May.
“Pup-a-razzi Day was a fun event to help shift people’s perceptions about shelter animals,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “It’s hard for animals to make a great first impression from inside a kennel or cage. We know that when shelter animals are photographed in a way that lets their personalities sparkle, people can visualize them as pets more easily and adoption rates increase.”
In this year’s pilot program professional photographers donated their time at five SPCA locations – Vancouver, Prince George, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam and Campbell River– to take incredible shots of animals looking for loving homes.
Our sincere thanks to photographers Ashleigh Wells (Vancouver), Chris Purves (Prince George), Trina Letawski (Maple Ridge), Michal Russell (Port Coquitlam) and Gary Green (Campbell River).
Visit our Pup-a-razzi Day photo gallery to see the wonderful animals available for adoption.
Photo caption: Charlie gets his photo taken at the BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.