Famed "Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy and Underwater Dog pet photographer Seth Casteel will visit Los Angeles County’s Baldwin Park Animal Care Center on July 13 to teach anyone with a digital camera how to make a cat or dog waiting for adoption into an online picture star as part of the One Picture Saves A Life tour.
Teaming up with The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org, John Paul Pet, and Petfinder Foundation, Casteel has been criss-crossing the country this spring to teach rescue groups how to enhance their adoption programs through simple photo techniques that anyone can learn.
From the press release
At the Baldwin Park event on July 13, Casteel will be joined by Galaxy, cat behaviorist and supporter of One Picture Saves A Life. The host of The Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” and author of the bestselling book Cat Daddy, Galaxy will discuss cat behavior in relationship to photography and volunteering at a shelter.
Earlier this year, Baldwin Park Animal Care Center and Santa Barbara County Animal Services received grants from GreaterGood.org and Petfinder Foundation to host the One Picture Saves A Life Workshops. Anyone can register for a free half-day workshop to learn more about how to take an incredibly cute pet photo. Shelter pets from Baldwin Park Animal Care Center (July 13) or Santa Barbara County Animal Services (July 27) will serve as models and photos taken at the workshop will be put online to help speed up the adoption process. Registration is now open at: www.onepicturesaves.com/register/.
Space is limited and early registration is recommended for these free workshops. Previous workshops in New Jersey and Nevada quickly hit capacity when registration opened. People who can't make the workshop can still pick up free photography and grooming tips at OnePicturesSaves.com by watching a series of learning videos with Seth Casteel and John Paul Pet groomers.
Casteel also holds second “VIP Session” workshop for shelter workers and volunteers from around the region at every stop. Representatives from Open-Ended Response, Doggie Protective Services, Feline, Countryside Rescue, Lifeline For Pets, West Los Angeles Animal Shelter, Carson Animal Care Center, Los Angeles County Castaic Animal Care Center, Agoura Shelter, Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, and Pet Project Foundation will take part in a special one-on-one training for shelter staff with Casteel on July 13.
On July 27, the VIP Session guests will come from Open-Ended Response; Bob's Amigos, A Pet Rescue; Concerned People for Animals; Santa Barbara County Animal Services - Santa Barbara Shelter; Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP); Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter; and Woods Humane Society.
The animal shelters and rescue groups participating in the VIP Sessions of One Picture Saves A Life workshops receive a digital camera, PhotoShop software for photo editing, and grooming products provided by sponsor John Paul Pet.
More About GreaterGood:
GreaterGood is a family of cause-related websites, including The Animal Rescue Site, that allow people to support their favorite cause through simple, quick online actions. Since 1999, GreaterGood has given nearly $30 million to charities worldwide to help people, pets, and the planet.
All grants are distributed by, GreaterGood.org, a 501(c )3. Currently the organization provides grants to more than 150 charity partners around the world to address the issue areas of hunger, poverty, animal welfare, wildlife, conservation, breast cancer, diabetes, autism, and more.
More about The Animal Rescue Site:
Since 2002, GreaterGood’s The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) has provided funding to animal rescue charities through the company's innovative Click to Give program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Give More™ and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site's store. The Petfinder Foundation and its programs is one of the major beneficiaries of The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give program.
More about John Paul Pet:
John Paul Pet has developed the first comprehensive system of pet care products that not only improves a pet’s appearance, but its overall health and longevity as well. John Paul Pet consists of high-quality grooming products for cats, dogs and horses, including shampoos, conditioners, and a system of hygiene products that are veterinarian recommended. John Paul DeJoria is the John Paul in John Paul Pet, and co-founder of Paul Mitchell Haircare products.
More about the Petfinder Foundation:
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups.