"One Picture Saves A Life" Tour Stops at Louisiana SPCA on June 28

Celebrity Tour Headlines Event to Support Local Pet Adoption
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Jorge Bendersky
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New Orleans - Louisiana - US


NEW ORLEANS - May 30, 2014 - PRLog -- One Picture Saves a Life (http://www.onepicturesaves.com/), a national campaign to change the image of pet rescue and adoption,is hosting a workshop at Louisiana SPCA (http://www.la-spca.org/)on June 28, 2014. The workshop is free and open to the public and shelters.This event is part of a multi-city tour that brings pet industry celebrities together to increase pet adoption. The tour’s goal is to raise awareness about the impact that good grooming and an engaging intake photo has in helping pets find a forever home.

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

Louisiana SPCA

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/register/#public)

The workshop will showcase the talents of:

·       Seth Casteel (http://www.littlefriendsphoto.com/), award-winning photographer and New York Times Best Selling Author of Underwater Dogs

·       Jorge Bendersky (http://planetjorge.com/), celebrity dog groomer and expert, formerly on Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It

Armed with grooming tools provided by Wahl Clipper Corporation (http://www.wahl.com/) (WAHL), a leading manufacturer of personal care and animal grooming products, Bendersky will offer quick and easy grooming tips. Casteel teaches attendees how to capture photos that highlight the personalities and best attributes of each animal.

“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/get-involved/. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

The program is supported by a number of contributors. GreaterGood.org and The Animal Rescue Site (http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/)provide financial support to the program and tour.  The Petfinder Foundation (http://www.onepicturesaves.com/team/#pff) provides direct funding, training, education and grants of equipment and supplies to the program. New to One Picture Saves a Life, WAHLoffers convenient, all-natural grooming products that keep dogs looking and smelling their best. As proud partners of One Picture Saves a Life, Wahland The Animal Rescue Site aredonating much-needed grooming supplies to more than 100 shelters nationwide.

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.


About GreaterGood.org

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.

About WAHL
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/) is a program of GreaterGood.org, The Animal Rescue Site,

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.

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