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Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia: Grant Report

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

ACCT Philly was selected to attend the One Picture Saves a Life Workshop at St. Huberts. Monies received were to send one staff member and one volunteer to the workshop, and cover tolls and gas.

The One Picture Saves a Life Workshop was an amazing opportunity for our staff and volunteers to gain new skills in photographing and promoting our animals in need of placement. Our photos are so much better following the workshop, and the camera and photo editing software has made our promotional bios for animals SO much more professional and engaging. We get feedback from adopters, foster parents and our rescue partners that the amazing photos help bring them in to save a life.

How many pets did this grant help?

Since the workshop we've adopted out nearly 1300 animals, and we think our photography skills and online bios of teh animals likely impacted many of those adoptions

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

The photography skills and amazing camera our Life Saving staff received at the workshop directly impacted our ability to save a little dog named Honey. Poor Honey came into the shelter so severely matted that she had open sores on her skin, and a nasty eye infection. Life Saving staff knew that a specific local rescue organization would likely rescue Honey IF we could get them amazing photos so they could use her as a “Before/After” case for fundraising and publicity. After sending them the high quality, albeit sad, attached photo of Honey, they committed to taking her, and she was able to be transferred right to their facility so she could get shaved down and get all the medical care she needed.