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The Animal Foundation: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

One Picture Saves A Life Workshop. Donated resources were used to increase the number of lives saved by adoption through increasing the effectiveness of our volunteer photography program.

The photography workshop helped not only recruit new volunteers to help photograph our adoptable pets, it also provided much needed skill development to maximize the impact each volunteer photography is having on lives saved. In addition, we received a lot of new ideas to improve our processes internally to capture better pictures of pets from the moment they arrive. We saw an increase in almost 300 additional lives saved within one month of the workshop.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant will help the over 45,000 pets entering our shelter each year.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Lacey, a one year old Border Collie was dropped off at the shelter on a hot summer day. As you can see from her intake photo, she was friendly but really shy and nervous in the new situation. In the adoptions center her shyness worked against her and her photo did not do her justice. Fortunately, a recently trained volunteer came along and took time to work with her. They took her out into the play area and captured her great personality on camera. In just a few days, Lacey found her forever home and is still smiling as big as she did in her life-saving picture.

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