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Adopt a shelter pet!

I love animals, and over the years have had both dogs and cats. Currently I have three adorable cats, Khensu, Azgard and Xerxes – down from four at the beginning of this year, when my lovely little old lady cat, Nyxie, passed away.

I’m fortunate that I can combine my passion for animals and photography by doing pet portraits. Also, I help out at a local cat shelter, and for the last two years donated my time to design and photograph the shelter’s fundraising calendar. Here are the main images from the 2014 calendar, which I thought I’d share with followers on my personal photo blog. Thanks to Linda MacManus who did the text.

If you are thinking about getting a pet, I would really encourage everyone to take a look at your local shelter first before heading off to the pet store, because there are always abandoned animals looking for a new ‘forever home’. Animal shelters all around the world rely on donations and keen volunteers – an earlier blog post featured the great work being done by a group of passionate animal lovers in Split, Croatia.

  1. March 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Have you use a flash for the pictures?

    • March 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Hi – no flash, as that would scare the kitties – just natural light with a high ISO and wide aperture 🙂

  2. drskoczek
    March 16, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Amazing job!

  3. March 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Way to go, Alicia! What a wonderful, rewarding, worthwhile project, and you’re doing a terrific job! You really know how to bring out the personality inside–what a talent. If I could, I’d adopt Reggie in a heartbeat!

  4. March 19, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Love your job and love those cats!!! so cute, regars from Uruguay!

    • March 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Muchas gracias Chloe. Soy peruana!

      • March 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        Que bueno! Puedo comentar en español entonces jaja! Saludos desde Uruguay

  5. March 20, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Reblogged this on hachiko.

  6. April 1, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Nicely done (: Enjoyed the kitty pictures and the clean, directness of your message!

  7. dannifreiberg
    April 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Oh my goodness… those eyes! How could anyone resist! Fantastic photos – you must do a great job for this cause 🙂

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