i couldn’t not do it. i love all their furry faces too much. people ask me all the time if shooting at the animal shelter is hard. i always say of course not. and it’s not. hearing stories of returned pets is hard. seeing certain animals come back over and over is HARD. watching humans change and abuse an animal until it has to be put down is devastating. loving these fur babies is the most natural thing on the planet. putting this post together actually surprised me; emotionally i didn’t expect to be anything other than happy to see all these goofy moments, but i will admit… realizing how often the same faces turned up weeks and months apart really bothered me. and made me want to hug all the shelter employees, who deal on the daily with a smile on their faces.
my psa…. these animals have the BIGGEST hearts! and they aren’t meant to be a toy, convenience, or accessory to the humans who willingly take them on. if you think they are disposable– i beg of you to never adopt one. if you own one, i hope you value the absolute and pure love that they give you for their very short time here on this earth. if you have a shelter baby, have some patience. it takes time for them to trust in having a new life and to experience normalcy. don’t give up on them. i adore working with all these different cuties each week. there are SO many personalities that are so very funny and endearing. here are just a few of my favorite images and bloopers that were taken over the course of 2015. i hope they bring a smile to your face.
also, the T Russel Reitz Animal Shelter, and other shelters near you can always use donated supplies! sheets, blankets, other linens, towels, plastic bags, cardboard boxes, and often specific types of pet food and kitty litter (just message or call and ask)
yes….yes i definitely thought about making this the sarah mclachlan song // click song to play
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