Sometimes I give myself permission to spend some time clicking links on my favorite sites. Its like a virtual joy ride. Today I stumbled upon a web site with a howling good idea for social change.
HeARTs Speak is a relatively new organization which aims to provide a network of animal artists and animal rescues. They connect animal rescue organizations with artists that actively work to help animals in need. We all know that good photographs can make a huge difference in homeless pet adoption rates. Who better to take those fantastic photos than a professional photographer?
From their web site: A compelling photograph can reach into the heart of a potential adopter, and bring an animal one step closer to a long life outside of a shelter. An artist can be a life-changer, and that is priceless. HeARTs Speak was created to harness the power of art to effect social change, to connect artists with shelters and animal relief organizations, and ultimately, to save and better the lives of animals and people.
Definitely a win - win proposition. Artist who have a passion for animals can put that passion to work for organizations passionate about decreasing euthanasia rates.
Learn more about HeARTs Speak at their web site; visit HeARTS Speak on Facebook. If you're an artist, you should consider becoming a member. If you're involved in an animal rescue or shelter organization, you should definitely get in touch with HeARTs Speak.