Memphis Animal Services has a brand new way to volunteer, and they’re hoping it will lead to more adoptions.
MAS is now including animal photography as part of their training. This is the second month for the photography training. Someone has already donated equipment for a photo studio.
The idea began when the group “Memphis Pets Alive” started working with MAS to take professional looking photos of the animals for the MAS website. MAS officials say something as simple as a photo can be the difference in getting an animal adopted.
“If we were talking about our Facebook profiles, we wouldn’t want some picture that was taken quickly when we were nervous when coming in. We’d want a professional photo that best reflects who we are and how beautiful we are as individuals,” says Memphis Animal Services director Alexis Pugh.
Volunteer training for MAS happens every third Saturday of the month. Other volunteering options include showing animals to interested adopters and walking dogs.