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Shelter dogs benefit from the power of a photo

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Jan. 16, 2013, 4:37 p.m.
before and after photo of shelter dog Scooter

Photo: HeARTs Speak

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Scooter hits a relaxed note

HeARTs Speak also believes in helping shelters take beautiful portraits in-house. The nonprofit was recently the recipient of a Hugo Challenge, receiving $10,000 for a noble goal. Working with two of the largest high-kill shelters in the country, HeARTs Speak will provide free digital cameras, lenses, lighting equipment and backdrops, plus a two-day workshop to train shelter employees on how to use the equipment and take the types of photographs that get shelter animals noticed by potential owners. The workshop will be filmed and the lessons shared with shelters everywhere.