To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Canon EOS Rebel SLR camera, the company held a “Rebel with a Cause” contest. The very deserving winner? Guinnevere Shuster, a talented animal lover and photographer who has been volunteering her time and talent to take professional quality photographs of shelter pets to help get them adopted.
Guinnevere created a beautiful video featuring a shelter dog named Willa using her Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR. The video—documenting Willa’s “Best Day Ever”—has been getting a lot of attention. And Willa’s temporary home, the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, has been fielding many calls from potential adopters seeking to take Willa home!
You can read all about the contest and Willa’s photo shoot with Guinnevere at people.com. Here’s the adorable video…congratulations Guinnevere and Willa!
Here’s a great way to start your week with a smile! The good folks at the Santa Fe New Mexico Animal Shelter & Humane Society have created a fantastic video to help raise awareness about shelter pet adoption. Check out their “Bachelor” TV show parody featuring 2 love-struck women competing for the affection of one very handsome shelter dog named Stewart:
Earlier this month, the California State Legislature passed a concurrent resolution (ACR 56) declaring that the official California State Pet is now the Shelter Pet. Assemblymember Eric Linder (R-Corona) originally introduced the resolution.
According to animal advocates, each year 800,000 pets are taken into California shelters, but fewer than half that number end up in permanent new homes. Supporters of the resolution are hoping that by declaring the Shelter Pet as California’s State Pet, it will bring increased awareness to the plight of homeless animals, as well as to the good work shelters and rescue organizations do throughout the state to help animals in need.
Interested in learning more? Check out this video of the press conference (held at a Riverside County shelter) announcing the big news.