With 73 percent of adoptions starting online, an animal’s photo is often the best chance it has for being adopted. At each tour stop, the celebrity team will host a workshop for shelter staff and local volunteers that teach key grooming and photography techniques to raise adoption rates.
One Picture Saves a Life
June 28, 2014
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM public workshop
12:30 – 4 PM Shelter employees and volunteer workshop
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70114
Register Online (http://www.onepicturesaves.com/
The workshop will showcase the talents of:
· Seth Casteel (http://www.littlefriendsphoto.com/
· Jorge Bendersky (http://planetjorge.com/
Armed with grooming tools provided by Wahl Clipper Corporation (http://www.wahl.com/)
“Since launching the program in June of 2013, we’ve seen amazing results,” says Liz Baker, executive director of GreaterGood.org. “Animals that once waited months for an adoption are finding new homes within hours of their new photographs being posted.”
Registration is now open at: http://www.onepicturesaves.com/
The program is supported by a number of contributors. GreaterGood.org and The Animal Rescue Site (http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/)
People who cannot attend the free workshop can still find tips on pet photography in a series of online videos. For more information about the program and how to get involved please visitOnePictureSaves.com.
GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Since 2006, it has given more than $30 million to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission
About The Animal Rescue Site
The Animal Rescue Site provides food and vital care for some of the eight million unwanted animals given to shelters every year in the U.S., as well as animals in desperate need around the world. By supporting The Animal Rescue Site, consumers can provide food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary.
About The Petfinder Foundation:
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided more than $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups.
Wahl Home Products is a division of Wahl Clipper Corporation a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of products for the consumer personal care, animal grooming and professional beauty and barber salon trade. Based in Sterling, Ill., the company is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. For more information, visit www.wahlhomeproducts.com.
About Jorge Bendersky
Jorge Bendersky is a celebrity dog groomer in New York City. He grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a finalist in the Animal Planet show Groomer Has It, a judge on TLC’s Extreme Poodles, and an expert on Animal Planet’s Dogs 101. He has also appeared on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CW11, and E! News, and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more. http://www.planetjorge.com/
Cats R Cool
Cats R Cool (http://www.catsrcool.org/)
Petfinder Foundation and Jackson Galaxy with the goal of elevating the status of shelter cats to get them adopted. The program also aims to educate the publicabout cats with the goal of keeping cats in homes.