This summer, 2017, I got the chance to intern at one of my favorite non-profts, the Lexington Humane Society. I interned closely with the special events coordinator and the digital media coordinator. I was heavily involved with taking photos of our furry friends who were looking for their forever home! Attached is a slideshow of some of the photos I got to take and edit that were used on their various social media sights! Meet some of the animals I had the chance to help find their new homes. Pumpkin, Safron, Jace, Whiskey, Jake, Miss Kitty and many others are staying at the main kennel waiting for someone to share love with! I also had the chance to capture “Critter Camp” a program for younger kids. I chose some of my favorites to share. The Slideshow is photos I took professionally and the others are ones I took on my personal phone just to show you how much fun I had! Keep in mind several of these animals have already been overjoyed to find their new homes, and I was overjoyed to help them do so! JJ, who is on the slideshow, was a Golden Retriever/Mini Aussie mix. He is a mix between my two dogs now, and I fell in LOVE. The day he was adopted I was both happy and sad. However, one of the most rewarding things was this crazy story: I was taking my pups to the dog park..I thought I saw JJ run by so I approached the owners and asked! Turns out, it was JJ. His new name had been changed from JJ to Max! He was with the most loving family and it could not have been more rewarding for my heart to see. JJ(now Max) had come from a kill shelter and LHS helped him find a new home! Talk about a tear jerker.
This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot Thank the people of the Lexington Humane Society enough. I have always been told to find a job you’re passionate about and you won’t work a day in your life. Luckily for me, I did just that! A piece of my heart is here at the Humane Society now and I look forward to working with them in the future.
If you’re looking for a new forever friend I HIGLY recommend adopting. I never fully understood how a shelter worked until I interned here and I could never imagine going anywhere else again. All of these animals are looking for a home, too!
- This blog post is not affiliated with the Lexington Humane Society just to share some of my work and personal experience!