My name is Fudge!

October 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Be sure you read the side story for this session. It is an eye opening experience. Hello! My name is Fudge, aka Fudgy Wudgy! This handsome and incredibly silly bully mix is a 1-year-old male, altered, incredibly happy and ready for his forever home. Fudge was brought to the HSPRAC having been found wandering the streets of Gadsden, Alabama dragging...
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Relief For Rosenberg Supplies Arrive

September 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The donations for Rosenberg Texas arrived early Saturday, September 9th and the Rosenberg Animal Control and Fort Bend Animal Services staff and thankfully they have some help with the National Guard to unload and organize. We are super excited we could help in some small way to relieve the stress of dealing with Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. Stay...
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Relief For Rosenberg Day 3

September 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Christi & Blue, Hugh Stump (Gadsden Tourism), Deborah and Craig provide Day 3 update before the truck rolls out to Texas The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency and the Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center have teamed up to offer assistance. GECEMA, with whom we partner closely with, has selected an area similar to ours to lau...
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Relief For Rosenberg Day 2

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Christi Brown (HSPRAC), Deborah Gaither (GECEMA), & Craig Scott (ECVOAD) provide an update on the Relief For Rosenberg Drive The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency and the Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption Center have teamed up to offer assistance. GECEMA, with whom we partner closely with, has selected an area similar to ours to...
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Relief For Rosenberg

September 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We are volunteering for a great cause this week and here's how you too can help with Relief For Rosenberg! Now that the waters are lowering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, assessment efforts are being made, allowing needs to be identified in Texas. The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency and the Humane Society Pet Rescue & Adoption C...
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Rocket's Forever Home

August 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
No sooner than this little dude got back from his HSPRAC Adoptable photo session with me yesterday morning he was adopted! He had been shown on Pet of the Week before and he has a huge personality so it's not a surprise at all and good news always makes me happy. It was great to meet you Rocket, tell your new family how lucky they are every day!...
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10 Ways to Honor Your Pet on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As any pet lover knows, we always miss the pets we've lost. So today, we want to honor and remember all our pets, past and present. Sometime in the 1980's or early 1990's, an unknown author wrote a story poem called Rainbow Bridge, in which he (or she) envisioned a place in heaven where our pets run and play; healthy, young and strong. And where t...
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Lupine Pet's Panda Land Collars & Leashes

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Before I get to the juicy details of this post I must first make a confession. I have been using Lupine's collars and leashes since adopting Sugarbear from the Shelby County Humane Society back in September of 2009. She had the Puppy Love design and that bright pink looked awesome against her fawn coat, but that's another story. Since then I have r...
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A Rude Dog In The Country

October 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I have been anxiously awaiting sharing this Tattoos & Rescues story with you since it was shot in late September. I recently got the chance to meet and photograph a true city dog, a dog named Rudie (aka Rude). I first learned of Rude through his own Facebook page named Rude Dog's Trashcapades and was instantly intrigued by this Sheep Dog. Rudie, hi...
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The Lonely Grave of Flossy Ferguson

July 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
This TATTOOS & RESCUES story definitely has a few unexpected twists and turns, even one that I didn't expect. I recently became friends with a lady who volunteers with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, her name is Nikole Ventimiglia. She had heard of the TATTOOS & RESCUES project from a mutual friend and reached out to me in early 2015. We exchanged email...
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My Closest Friends

June 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
With the two year anniversary of TATTOOS & RESCUES coming up in September 2015, I think back to how much of an impact the stories and images have made. Every day it seems I meet someone new who is inspired or moved to act upon reading stories of our subjects. Whether relating to the stories or being moved to get involved in rescue in your community...
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Tattoos & Rescues featured on The Daily Share

February 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
TATTOOS & RESCUES featured on HLN's The Daily Share Editor's note: Nashville photographer Brian Batista has been on a mission. For the past several years, he has been taking time to shoot portraits of rescued pets and their tattooed owners. He explained the connection he saw when we talked with him about his project. You can see more of his Tatt...
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Tattoos & Rescues featured in The Huffington Post!

February 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Holy crap doo doo! TATTOOS & RESCUES is featured in an article on The Huffington Post! I am so proud of all of the participants in this kick ass project, human and animal! I am also thankful to the seemingly endless number of people who have supported this project over the last 2 years! I cannot say thank you enough! This project is ALL ABOUT THE A...
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Lilly named 2015 Face of PBAUS!

January 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
We are very proud to announce that our most recent addition to the TATTOOS & RESCUES family Lilly Lawrence, aka LillyPad, has just been named the 2015 Face of Pit Bull Advocates of the United States! Congratulations to Lilly and her family! Lilly is quite the breed ambassador and in her very short time of changing minds she has done just that. Not...
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Changing One Mind At A Time

January 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Misty Lawrence and her family have always been animal lovers and they knew early on they wanted to be more involved with current issues facing rescues. They have a family cat named Cleo Madison, a rescue herself, who will be 9 in March, 2015. Rewind to the beginning of March 2014, Misty was following Nashville Metro Animal Care & Control (MACC) on...
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