So, who are you walkin’ for?…

So, I have been working on a secret project with the MSPCA for the past few months now. And oh man, have I been having the hardest time keeping my lips zipped about it! But, I wanted to keep it under wraps until it was completely finished. And walah! That day is finally here and I am so excited to share with you!

As most of you may already know, the MSPCA hosts an incredible benefit event every year called the Walk For Animals. So that means that in three different locations throughout Massachusetts, people and their fuzzy companions will be walking for the best kind of cause – to raise funds for the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The money that is raised will go towards kindness and care for animals throughout Massachusetts. On Sunday September 9th, you can come out and walk in one of three locations – at Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury, at Aselton Park in Hyannis, or at the Boston Common Parade Grounds at the corner of Charles and Beacon Street in Boston. Last year, over 2,500 humans and 1,800 animals came out to show their support! (And had a blast while doing so, might I add.)

The annual Walk for Animals is so incredibly important as it is one of the MSPCA’s main sources for fundraising and outreach. And it is important to note that the MSPCA is solely powered by donations. They wouldn’t be able to perform daily miracles for homeless, sick and injured animals if it wasn’t for support from the community. As quoted from the MSPCA’s website: ‘The MSPCA-Angell is a private, nonprofit organization. We do not receive any government funding nor are we funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals.’

So, the question now remains – who are you walking for? Well, recently I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with a few fuzzy faces that wanted to tell you why you should walk for them…

So whether it’s for Joshua the sweet young pit bull who was locked in a basement and starved for the first part of his life (3rd photo down) or Sam the former thoroughbred racehorse who was abandoned on a farm for months while his owner was serving a prison sentence (6th photo down), or Buster the pig who has spent his whole life waiting patiently at Nevins Farm for his forever home (10th photo down), we invite you to walk in their honor. They all have a story – and they all need you.

*Feel free to share this blog post endlessly. We hope that the messages of these sweet shelter animals are spread far and wide. And we hope to see you all there.
(I’ll be at the Newbury walk behind the Dog Breath Photography booth! Please stop by and say hello! And I’ve donated a free photo session to the MSPCA to raffle off to one lucky winner. Maybe it will be you!) To read more details about the 2012 Walk For Animals event, check out the MSPCA’s website here. If you’re interested to read more about Sam the abandoned horse’s story, click here.
Warmly,
-Kaylee
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Posted on August 7, 2012, in adoptable, events, MSPCA, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Paul Condon Jr.

    I got a little emotional seeing that picture of Josh, blue and everyone else. Thank you for doing what you do. I enjoy every post you make about your daily experiences. I’m glad you are here, and I am glad I know you!!

  2. Kaylee – THESE ARE SO AMAZING! I can’t pick a favorite, I love them all! Fantastic work!!!

  3. Kaylee, these are absolutely wonderful. Kudos girl, you did an amazing job. I love the ferret at the end. He is my favorite.

  4. This is so clever and touching. Donna Swensen

  5. Wonderful Kaylee!!! So very special to soooo many animals in need.

  6. Reblogged this on Another Boomer Blog and commented:
    A reblog today – from a local animal photographer who reminds us that behind the photo is a story. Some animals are fortunate and have happy forever homes. Some need our help. Even if there is no walk in your area, maybe you could give a small donation to an animal shelter in your area. They provide for deaf, blind, and crippled animals as well as healthy ones.

  7. Thank you for all your hard work. Reblogged, posted to facebook and tweeted.

  8. Your work is absolutely amazing…just like you!!! Your passion for animals and photography is a winning combination that makes this world a better place. Thank you for the inspiration!

  1. Pingback: Meet Joshua. « Dog Breath Photography Blog

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