A Picture With Your Pet

by WHIZ Reporter on April 27, 2012 at 4:39 am

Those looking for a picture with their pet have the opportunity to do so at the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County.

For a $10 donation or an item from the Animal Shelter’s wish list, participants will receive an 8×10 portrait with their four-legged friend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.tomorrow.

Pet photographer, Dena Searls said the event raises money for the Animal Shelter, and provides an opportunity for pet owners and animal lovers to capture a moment in time with their pet.

"In my opinion, pets are a part of the family and I don’t think that there are enough events in the community to promote that," said Searls.

Dena’s daughter, Alysha, came up with the idea.

She has been volunteering at the shelter for over two years and hopes seeing the animals in the shelter will make them consider adopting or sponsoring an animal.

"I want them to all find homes, and I feel that if we encourage people to come, if they’re already here getting the pictures, then they’re going to see the animals," said Alysha.

Those who adopt or sponsor animals tomorrow will get an 8×10 photo for free.

100% of the proceeds go to the Animal Shelter.