Be Mine Valentine … Toss the candy and help save a heart
Many kittens are left abandoned in front of pet stores and vet offices by our community in hopes that someone will help them. The animal rescue groups receive phone calls and emails daily. Unfortunately when there is no rescue available to pick them up, they are taken to high kill county shelters, and in most cases euthanized. I am hoping that we can change that by raising awareness in our communities for the rescue kittens, and help fund rescue kitten organizations that will not turn them away. Help save abandoned kittens and cats.
Here’s how you can help.
Donate time, money and supplies to your local cat rescue.
Practice and teach responsible pet ownership by spaying and neutering your own pets, even if they never go outside. As soon as a kitten is 8 weeks old, and two pounds they can be safely altered with a speedy recovery.
Practice TNR- which means trap, neuter, return. If you know where a feral colony exists, be proactive and become a responsible community member by helping to trap them, have them spayed, neutered and vaccinated, and release them back into their habitat. If just one female cat is left intact, she and her offspring can produce thousands of cats. If you don’t help, who will?
Volunteer for an animal rescue. If possible, foster an entire litter, or volunteer to bottle-feed homeless kittens. Or even better yet, foster hard-to-place adult cats, who seldom get adopted during kitten season.
Adopt a cat, especially an adult one. If you opt for kittens, keep in mind that 2 are better than 1!
Kelly Richardson volunteers as a kitten foster and photographer for several no-kill cat rescue groups in Orlando, Florida.
Using bright pinks and reds, Kelly captured the kittens in an irresistible way, showing their playful nature as well as their innocent adorableness!
Here are a few of our favorite “hot off the press” Kitten Images. These have been mocked-up as Valentine Greeting Cards. We hope you LOVE them! Want a closer look? Contact Kelly.
Valentine images available to purchase as posters – Fine Art America follow link by clicking on image below.
Luvkelly kitten images raise awareness and money to help local rescue organizations to rescue, socialize, vet, foster and re-home as many homeless cats and kittens as possible to avoid them from going to a high kill shelter. A portion of the proceeds generated through selling these printed images will go directly to help save abandoned kittens.
In keeping up with our 2015 campaign: LuvKelly Recycles= save the earth+save the kittens, this week’s rescue kitten photoshoot was a lace kitten photoshoot. Quite a change from last month’s Burlap and Boxes! Inspired by the past, this delicate, feminine and intricate material is our choice for February, symbolizing everlasting LOVE in a beautiful vintage way. This lace kitten photoshoot is a beautiful, soft, romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The beauty of lace is that it is ornamental, openwork fabric, so other colors and materials can be layered underneath the lace to create beautiful textured images. We took advantage of this during our photoshoot and created three separate “LOOKS” using the lace as the main material.
First, we curled the lace up around the kitten, using a white background underneath. This way we could focus on just the lace material and the beauty of the kitten’s face.
we used a vintage metal canister that had a lace pattern to compliment the lace material. This, of course, ending up serving two purposes – creating a beautiful double dose of lace texture, while helping to keep adorable Lacy kitten in place!
Third, we added some color layered behind the lace. We tried a variety of colors for February: red, pink and purple with the lace on top. For this Look we used white rescue kitten Timothy. His eyes really pop out of the picture, and his white fur helps retain consistency and attention to the lace, and the subtle introduction of color to the image.
***The materials that we used for this photoshoot are items we picked up on sale: White Lace Tablerunner, and vintage white lace metal canister – both purchased from Hobby Lobby in their “Spring Shop” that I have been using on my kitchen table all year!
StudioPets by Kelly presents “Love is in the Air” Valentine Cards available for license for future Valentine’s Days! Love is in the Air – lots of puppy loe that is! Get on board and take flight with Kelly’s NEW adorable and colorful Studio Pets’ Valentines. Kelly has combined her most popular studio pets images with child-like marker colored heart valentines and graphic effects to create the perfect Valentine Card. These are great for Valentine packs for kidsat school to trade on that special Valentine’s Day. Make an even bigger impact by printing the marker colored heart valentines as 3-d pop up shapes, or glittered designs -possibly a craft kit for kids to create! Who can resist such cuteness? More designs available, contact Kelly for more information. (These brand new designs are not in the image-bank.)
Want a closer look at these designs? Here are a few to peek your interest! Contact kelly to see more.