Fancy Photos For Shelter Pups

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(KSL) A Humane Society of Utah photographer took a unique approach to showcase the personalities of the dogs at the shelter and the photos have since gone viral.

Guinnevere Shuster has been the social media coordinator and photographer for the Humane Society of Utah since 2013. Shuster said she wanted to use a different approach to draw attention to the animals at the Humane Society of Utah, so in June, she started doing photography sessions with the dogs, creating images similar to a photo booth.

“We are just always trying to come up with different ways to show the animals and attract people down to the shelter, if you will, to adopt,” Shuster said. “You really kind of see the personality of the dog. They are much more playful and happy. Not just behind the bars, looking sad.”

Humane Society of Utah director of communications Deann Shepherd said there is a stereotype that shelter animals are dangerous or unwanted and the photo campaign was a good way to dispel some of the common misconceptions.

“A lot of the animals that come to shelter, they don’t come here because they are bad animals necessarily, the owners just aren’t able to take care of them for whatever reason,” Shepherd said.

See The Humane Society of Utah’s Facebook page. 

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