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Monsoon soccer
Shelter Pets Project - Shadow
Radio waves.
a stop for a time
Fruit vendor.
Shelter Pets Project - Pepper
An explosion in the sky
Shelter Pets Project - Whimsee
Stormy giants
A musky day in Seattle
5th Birthday at Sea
Shelter Pets Project - Madame
Cruse in the autumn   
Excited.
Shelter Pets Project - Josie
Mother in the mortuary cross of her son
Quiet morning     
Traditions in Laughter
Shelter Pets Project - Alex
Walking on the water 
Traffic signal life
One for the album.
Eclipse.
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Shelter Pets Project - Madame

Last year my photography partner, Tammy Michael, and I began volunteering at our local animal shelter, Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS). We provide them with fine art/fashion portraits of their pups in hopes of increasing their chances for adoption and the perception of rescue animals. The response to the Shelter Pets Project has been remarkable. So far over 100 have been photographed. Eighty percent of the animals we have photographed have either been adopted, transferred to another shelter or have multiple pending adoption applications. We want to change the way the shelter animals are perceived. The common perception is that these animals are unworthy, discards from others or that they have health issues. It is true that most have been discarded and abused by people, but that has nothing to do with the animal and everything to do with us. We allow that to happen by not creating stricter laws with tougher penalties and insisting they are enforced.

TAGS: Arkansas

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El Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Tammy Swarek.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO100
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