Picture This: Pet Photo Shoot Feeds Homeless Animals

Thousand Palms, CA – January 19, 2016: This past weekend, award-winning photographer Stacy Jacob of Stacy Jacob Photography Studio hosted “Pause for a Cause,” a 3-day photography event to benefit Animal Samaritans.  Each participant received a complimentary 15-minute portrait session and a free 5 x 7 print of their pet in exchange for donating one or more bags of dog or cat food.


Ms. Jacobs photographed 53 dogs and 3 cats for forty proud pet owners.  The charitable photo shoot amassed nearly 2,000 pounds (one ton) of dry food and 240 cans of cat food for the shelter dogs and cats of Animal Samaritans’ no-kill animal shelter.  A portion of the food will also feed homeless dogs and cats in Animal Samaritans’ pet foster care program.


“Shelters operate at a loss and we rely on donations—including food donations—to keep ours running,” noted Animal Samaritans’ CEO, Tom Snyder “This haul is going to feed our dogs and cats for several weeks, and hopefully months, to come.”


On Thursday, January 21, at 10:00am, Animal Samaritans will be picking up the donated food and we invite you to come and talk with Tom Snyder, CEO of Animal Samaritans and Stacy Jacob, photographer.  This is a great photo opportunity to highlight one of our more philanthropic businesses in the valley.


Please confirm your attendance at 760-601-3754.  The address for Stacy Jacob Photography is 41945 Boardwalk, Suite D, Palm Desert, California.  www.stacyjacobphotography.com/


Animal Samaritans SPCA, a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded in 1978, is committed to improving the lives of animals and people.  As the Coachella Valley’s most comprehensive animal welfare organization, they strive to one day eliminate the needless suffering and abuse of homeless and unwanted animals.  Programs and services in place to save the lives of healthy and treatable animals include prevention through humane education, affordable spay and neuter, vaccinations, and other veterinary care, animal sheltering, animal rescue, pet fostering and pet adoptions.  In addition, more than one hundred volunteers from their Pet Therapy programs visit special needs classrooms, nursing homes, local hospitals, and residents at Juvenile Hall. More information is available by calling 760.601.3754 and by visiting www.animalsamaritans.org