March 27, 2010Lending a Paw: HeARTs Speak

The formal mission statement of HeARTs Speak, founded in early 2010, is “to unite the individual efforts of animal artists and animal rescues into collective action for social change.” Really, though, it’s simpler than that — get pets adopted.

Knowing that quality, professional-looking photographs help increase the appeal and adoptability of shelter pets, this group of photographers and artists are donating their talents to rescues and shelters to help dispel the myth that shelter pets are “inferior in some way,” increase adoptions, and thus decrease euthanizations.

For more information, including opportunities to help and donate, visit HeARTs Speak’s web site and fan them on Facebook.

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  1. Shauna (Fido & Wino)’s avatar

    What a great cause- thanks for sharing this!

  2. Jenn’s avatar

    Thanks for the great post!!! I was happy to be able to forward it along to a pet photographer friend.

  3. phetched’s avatar

    Cool, Jenn! Thanks for forwarding it on. :D

  4. alexa’s avatar

    Thank you for posting this! I contacted them and will hopefully be working with them soon.

  5. phetched’s avatar

    That’s awesome! Yay, Alexa!! :D

  6. Lisa’s avatar

    Hi there! It’s Lisa, Founder of HeARTs Speak! Thank you SO much for featuring us on your fantastic blog, what an honor!

    Anyone who’s interested in helping, since we’re still building our website, please list yourselves under the Discussions tab after reading the “Please read first” post.

    If you are a rescue seeking the help of a professional photographer, you can list your information under the same tab, in the Rescue post!

    Thanks again to Phetched for posting this! (and to Alexa for letting me know!)

    * Lisa

  7. phetched’s avatar

    Hey Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! And thanks for founding (is that a word?) such a great group. I think a lot of folks will want to help out and it’s going to have really positive benefits for homeless pups and kitties out there.

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