Shelter Photography

If you are interested in volunteering your photography talents at your local shelter, here’s a few articles you might find helpful.

  1. Pet rescue and shelter photography: A “saving grace” for homeless pets. Can you help?

  2. Pet photography: Calling all volunteer pet photographers and shelter managers

  3. Pet Photography 101: What is aperture and how does it effect my pet photos? Going manual

  4. Pet photography 101: What is the best digital camera auto settings to use when photographing pets?
  5. Shelter Me Photography:Nanette Martin continuing her mission for shelter pets- slideshow included

  6. Volunteer pet rescue/shelter photography series: Part 1- Getting started

  7. Volunteer pet rescue/shelter photography series: Part 2- Doing an organized shoot

You can find these articles and much more on my page
Southeast Missouri Pet Photography Examiner

And have a gander at this article as well. It’s written by my friend, photographer and author Gretchen Steele. Read what she has to say about the backgrounds of your images.

Shoot to Thrill: Calling all photographers — time to join the ‘Border Patrol’, by Gretchen Steele


Puppy with chemical burns makes miraculous recovery

Clay: Puppy on the mend at Caruthersville, MO Humane Society

A little over a week ago a seven week old puppy was found wandering alone on a road in Pemiscot County, MO. On his head and face were severe chemical burns judged to be about a week old and left untreated, his whole head swollen from infection. It’s unimaginable the pain he had endured.

Clay sustained chemical burns all over his head. Photo by Caruthersville Humane Society

This young male Pit Bull puppy, now called “Clay” was taken to the Caruthersville Humane Society. There he has been received treatment and is reportedly doing well. Animal Abuse officer Karol Wilcox says “It’s amazing everything this pup has overcome. We just didn’t think he was going to pull through. But after seeing what a loving little thing he was and his desire to live, we had to give him every chance possible. We just know this little guy is alive for a reason and meant to do something with his life.”

Read the full article.

Animal Welfare Examiner for the St. Louis and Southeast Missouri Region-

Among the many things I do in life, I write a column on for Animal Welfare in the St. Louis and Southeast Missouri region. I’ve been involved with pets in one fashion or another for so long, why not write about it? I do my research. I am well informed. And I enjoy sharing the information with others.

When I worked for HSSEMO in 2010, we worked an animal hoarding case that was one of the wildest situations I ever photographed. Over 75 animals were taken from a single residence. The majority of them were actually residing in the house with one adult and one child living in a mountain of trash and animal feces.

The city later condemned the house, the child was placed in state custody, and criminal charges we filed. Check this link for the article on hoarding and photos of the scene.

Shortly after the big hoarding case came another case involving over 40 Jack Russell Terriers. It was a back yard breeder situation gone horribly wrong. That spawned the question from many, “What exactly is a back yard Breeder?”

I also write about things like Pet tips for the holidays, Microchipping your petexceptional pets in the community, and other helpful articles related to animal welfare. 

I am excited about a couple of future articles that will contain information on a couple of new pet supply stores in Cape, and all the wonderful merchandise and services they offer.

Interested yet? Click here to browse my articles on St. Louis and Southeast Missouri Animal Welfare on