Australian photographers help raise awareness for rescue dogs

September 20th, 2016
Australian photographers help raise awareness for rescue dogs

Western Digital has joined forces with Australian photographers to help raise awareness for animal rescue groups and pet adoption. 

The aim is to share images photographers take which bring out the best in pets that are in need of adoption nation wide in the hope they will find their forever home.

Global storage technology and solutions leader Western Digital® Corporation began the campaign which coincides with the launch of its My Passport® Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro storage devices. The company has partnered with prominent Australian photographers to professionally photograph over 200 dogs and cats in urgent need of adoption.

These photos are shared across social and online channels to help raise awareness of pet adoption. All photos are being provided free of charge to the participating animal rescue groups to help them in their volunteer work.

In total there are 11 photographers and eight animal rescue groups participating in the campaign which began on August 10.

During the campaign each photographer will spend a day with an animal rescue group. Western Digital will also donate $1,000 to each animal shelter to help their cause.


So, what can you do to help? 
The campaign calls on the public to view and share the photos on social media using the hashtag #WDPets to help the animals get adopted. Get started and visit the Facebook page here.

The photographers taking part:

  1. Daniel Linett of Linnet Foto (NSW)
  2. Jo Lyons of Jo Lyons Photography (NSW)
  3. Ruth O’Leary of Ruthless Photos (NSW)
  4. Helen Trenerry of Ruff ‘n’ Stuff Pet Photography (NSW)
  5. Nick Rains of Nick Rains Imaging (QLD)
  6. Krystle Wright of Krystle Wright Photography (QLD)
  7. Charlotte Reeves of Charlotte Reeves Photography (QLD)
  8. Diana Leventhal of K9 Photography (QLD)
  9. Caitlin Maloney of Ragamuffin Pet Photography (VIC)
  10. Kerry Martin of Akemi Photography (VIC)
  11. Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio (WA)

The animal shelters:

  1. Greyhound Rescue NSW
  2. Animal Welfare League NSW
  3. Fetching Dogs NSW
  4. Animal Welfare League QLD
  5. Best Friends Rescue QLD
  6. Shamroq QLD
  7. Pets’ Haven Shelter VIC
  8. Dogs Refuge Home WA

About Western Digital
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