Yesterday we told you a little bit about Jenn Wilson of Jenn Wilson Pet Portraiture in Ontario, Canada, and we shared a couple of her favorite photos from her work with shelters and rescues. Jenn is a member of For All Animals’ “Photographers for Animals” registry of professional and aspiring photographers. Jenn shares her passion, and the power of images, in the service of animals in need, and she is proud to work with organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue and Pound Dog Rescue to help cats and dogs to get adopted.
Today, we’re sharing a few more of Jenn’s favorite photos.
Say hello to Wink!
“Wink was born in a barn and surrendered to a local vet when he was found with an injured eye. The vet removed his eye and he recovered in foster care. He’s currently living with an amazing family with two kids who adore him. His current favourite past-time is chasing snowflakes through the glass patio doors <3.”
We were especially taken with this bittersweet story about a senior dog who found the perfect person to care for him in his final years. Meet Buster!
“Buster was 12 years old when he was rescued in December of 2014 in a severely neglected state. With great vet care and a loving foster home, Buster rebounded and became a happy and healthy senior dog. Buster was adopted to the most wonderful woman in Feb 2015. He had everything he could ever want and his new mom maintained excellent vet care for Buster. He even had monthly “spa days” to keep him looking and smelling fantastic. Buster’s health suddenly failed and his vet advised that he was not going to recover. Buster’s mom made sure he had one last fantastic night: he got to eat all of his favourite things, visit all of his favourite places, and he had an extra-long car ride with the wind in his face just as he loved. Buster’s last moments were spent in a loving and peaceful manner being held by his mom whom he adored and who adored him right back.”
For our last photo, we thought we’d share one that is especially near and dear to Jenn. This is Goose!
“Goose was a kitten rescued from a hoarding situation at just a few weeks old. He has some deformities (three out of four legs point outwards and his tail is stuck to one side), but he’s the happiest, most playful, most outgoing little fighter we’ve ever met. He has little strength in his back legs, but he propels himself around at lightning speed and has incredibly upper body strength to drag himself up cat trees and over furniture to get where he needs to go. His foster mom fell (me!) madly in love with him and couldn’t let him go.”
We’re so grateful to Jenn Wilson for sharing her beautiful photos and stories with us. We’ll be spotlighting another PFA photographer’s work soon, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest For All Animals and Photographers for Animals program news. And if you’re a photographer or shelter/rescue organization who would like to be part of the Photographers for Animals program, please visit our webpage to learn more!