Adoptable animals strike a pose for a home on “Pup-a-razzi Day”

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Shelter dog photos

The BC SPCA is working with volunteer photographers across the province to show adoptable animals in a different light for the “Pup-a-razzi Day” campaign, showcasing the hundreds of wonderful animals looking for homes.

“We know that when shelter animals are photographed outside

the kennel/cage environment, people can visualize them as pets more easily and adoption rates increase,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

Led by Vancouver photographer Ashleigh Wells, professional

photographers are volunteering their time in participating branches to help visually combat the myth that shelter animals are not as desirable as pets.

“Photographing animals in a natural environment outside of the kennel helps to show how beautiful and lovable they really are.” says photographer Ashleigh Wells. “There is a misconception about shelter animals and hopefully our photos will challenge people’s thinking when it comes to adoption.”

Pup-a-razzi Day will be taking place at select shelters across BC including Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Prince George and Campbell River.

Pup-a-razzi Day is a part of The BC SPCA’s May Adoption Awareness Month. The BC SPCA cares for more than 32,000 animals a year and operates adoption centres in 35 communities across the province where all animals adopted have health checks, vaccinations, temperament testing and are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

You can learn more about the BC SPCA and animals looking for a home at http://www.spca.bc.ca/

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