Photographer helps showcase adoptable dogs at ECCHA
CLEAR WATER, Wis. (WEAU) – Shelters and rescues are always looking for opportunities to showcase adoptable pets. One way to help pets get adopted is to take great photos.
Photographer Ali Orozco wanted to help shine a light on adoptable dogs at the Eau Claire County Humane Association.
“So I reached out just to see if they wanted to do a fun Halloween photoshoot with the animals just to help them get adopted,” Ali Orozco said.
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, but ECCHA’s Addie Erdmann says the timing is perfect for another reason.
“We are basically at full capacity right now. We have a lot of animals in the house right now, so it’s the perfect time to be able to do something like this,” she said.
With the help of shelter staff, Orozco spent part of his Friday afternoon taking pictures of these dogs.
“I think coming outside with a nice fall backdrop makes it more intimate,” Orozco said.
She hopes this is just what they need to find their forever home.
“I really love animals, so being able to help the dogs here would be amazing,” she said.
The shelter staff know that a quality photo can make the difference.
“I personally know that when I was looking for my dog to adopt, I relied a lot on photos because sometimes they didn’t have a good description, but having an eye-catching photo that just makes your heart ache is the perfect thing to make sure that people want to come and meet the animal,” said Addie Erdmann of ECCHA.
Erdmann says when someone volunteers, it means a lot.
“Photography in particular is very important to us because most of the time we just don’t have that luxury, and I don’t think any of us would consider ourselves photographers. So it helps to have someone who knows what they’re doing,” she said.
The owner of Blush and Ivory Photography in Eau Claire hopes her small gesture will inspire others to volunteer.
“I just encourage anyone who wants to get out there and do something to reach out and see what they can do by donating. See how they can help the animals here,” Ali Orozco said.
The photos will be posted in the next few days on the Blush and Ivory Photography Facebook page. Photos will also be shared with the Eau Claire County Humanitarian Association.
Click on HERE for a link to ECCHA’s adoption request.
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