A few months back I donated a pet portrait to Cat Assistance NY’s silent auction at their annual fundraising gala. I was delighted when I found out that the winners of the portrait session, Brian & Tanya, have 5 cats. I was looking forward to the challenge of getting photos of 5 cats and after having to reschedule several times due to bad weather, we finally did the shoot a few weeks ago. It was great to finally meet Brian and Tanya after having spoken to and emailed with them for almost 2 months! I also really enjoyed meeting all 5 cats, all of whom were rescued from the city shelters (animal care and control of NYC).
Here are just a couple of the photos I picked out for Brian and Tanya:
Walter is the youngest, and newest addition to the family. He is also the most mischievous!
This is Orange- the shyest of the group but I managed to get a few good shots. This is Hilary- she was found on Clinton St. in Brooklyn hence her name.Maley is a sweet cat, he is named after a sculptor who lived on Martha’s Vineyard. Hilary and Walter going at it!
And last but not least, this is M.E. (which stands for missing ears). She was set on fire by a young boy and as a result she is missing both of her ears. Luckily she survived and found a wonderful home. It’s heartbreaking to me how somone could do this to an innocent cat but it happens all too often. It amazes me how sweet and unafraid she was and how she can be trusting of someone she just met after all she went through.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or in donating and/or volunteering your time to cat rescue- plesase visit Cat Assistance of NY’s website HERE . They a great organization and like all pet rescue groups they could really use the help.