Hearts Speak Inc wrote -
HeARTs Speak: ARTISTS. HELPING. ANIMALS.
WE’RE MAKING SURE NO ANIMAL GOES UNSEEN.
It began with one compassionate photographer, a realization that so few shelter pets find their happily-ever-after, and the spark of an idea for a unique organization that could address the issue of pet overpopulation in a truly innovative way through the powerful medium of art.
Animals with professional portraits have a significantly higher chance of getting adopted. With this in mind, HeARTs Speak put a call out to the international community of professional photographers and artists to come together to save the lives of shelter animals.
In just four years, HeARTs Speak has grown into a dynamic, powerful, international network of photographers, authors, artists, and advocates using their talents to shine a light on the homeless animals in their communities.
YOU MAY KNOW HEARTS SPEAK:
- because you’ve been moved by the work of one of our members
- because you followed the progress of the Perfect Exposure Project
- because you’ve seen our adoption logo on captivating images of homeless pets
DID YOU ALSO KNOW:
- Our tiny but mighty staff of 6 donate their time to keep our organization going
- This is our first EVER fundraiser
5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide each year, 3.5 million of those won’t make it out alive.*
SHINE A LIGHT ON A SHELTER PET
$25 can fund 5 professional portraits for homeless animals
$50 can produce and deliver an educational HeARTs Speak Field Guide to one shelter
$100 can fund the creation of one photography training video
$250 can fund a full professional photo shoot for a high intake shelter *
$500 can fund the purchase of professional studio lighting equipment for a shelter*
$1000 can fund the purchase of cameras, lenses and training for shelter volunteers and staff *
* With every donation of $250 or more, we will send a HeARTs Speak Shelter Photography Field Guide to the shelter / rescue of your choice.
(Printing in January, 2015)
SUPPORT HEARTS SPEAK BY CLICKING THE ORANGE DONATE BUTTON.
*Source: American Humane Society, Born Free U.S.A., Pet Finder