The project, funded by a $10,000 grant from Bark Box, aims to educate and empower animal shelter workers and volunteers to take better photographs, which have been proven to exponentially increase adoption rates and save more animals’ lives.
HeARTs Speak is currently accepting applications from high-intake shelters located in the United States for selection as inaugural participants in this program. Applications are here. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013 at 5pm EST.
Overview: HeARTs Speak will provide two shelters with digital cameras, lenses, lighting equipment and backdrops. A team comprised of HeARTs Speak members will present a two-day workshop in which they will train shelter employees and volunteers to use this equipment to create better adoption photographs to increase the response rate of potential adopters to ultimately help get shelter animals adopted more quickly. These workshops will be professionally filmed and incorporated into a training video that HeARTs Speak will use to share with shelter workers and animal advocates throughout the world.
This is a brilliant idea. Please help spread the word to the high-intake shelters you know that might be interested in participating.
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