The Sunday after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Samantha Bell, Cat Behavior & Enrichment Lead at Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles, was called into her manager’s office, who started out with, “You know how Best Friends is helping with Hurricane Harvey…?”
Best Friends Animal Society, which has helped in disaster areas before, would be going to Texas to rescue animals in and around the storm-ravaged zones. While going to Houston was not mandatory, Best Friends needed to send two or three Los Angeles staff members to Texas, and Samantha knew immediately that she wanted to go.
Today we look at Sabrina Boem’s shelter photography. In earlier posts, we saw her stray cat photography and people with cats – all stunning black and white photography. If you’ve read those other posts, you know that Sabrina, who lives in Italy, is a talented amateur photographer with a love for cats. Let’s look at her shelter photography now and see how it all started.
I’m excited to bring you the second in the series of three posts featuring the beautiful black and white photography of Sabrina Boem. In the last post, I teased that one of Sabrina’s photos was selected for National Geographic’s ‘Daily Dozen’ as an Editor’s Favorite, but I didn’t share which photo that was. Well, that photo is in today’s post, so keep reading until the end to see it!
Sabrina, who lives in Italy, photographs stray and shelter cats. She also photographs people with cats, and today we will learn about that process. Sabrina also shares with us a special story of a woman and her cat.
You may remember that I briefly introduced you to amateur photographer Sabrina Boem in an earlier post. Well, today is the first in a series of three posts featuring her stunning black and white photography – with today’s subject being Stray Cats. Later we will see People with Cats and lastly Sabrina’s Shelter Photography in the final post.
Residing in Italy in San Dona’ di Piave (Venice), Sabrina is a small business owner whose passion for photography has led to one of her photos being selected for National Geographic’s ‘Daily Dozen’ as an Editor’s Favorite! Stay tuned to find out which photo – it will be in the People with Cats post.
At the end of this post, there is a special video compilation of Sabrina’s stray and shelter cat photography. Volume up when you watch it!
Pitties and Kitties is a new foster-based rescue group located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri that focuses on…you guessed it, pit bulls and cats!
Started just five months ago in March 2016, their mission statement is as follows: Pitties and Kitties is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to changing the lives of both pit bull type dogs and feral/stray cats in our community. We aim to alter the misconceptions of the pit bull breed and provide dogs in need a second chance by working with local rescues and pulling from high kill shelters. In addition, we will Continue reading “Pitties and Kitties”→
I first became aware of Olalla through her beautiful photos on Instagram. When I reached out to her about a potential photography profile, I learned more about what she does in Granada and discovered that Olalla cares for a colony of about 30 cats. While I will be featuring Olalla’s stray and feral cat photography in a later post, today we look at La Troupe and the colony of cats that Olalla cares for.