Pet Portraits for Charity

Pet Portraits for Charity

On December 1st, Firefly Photography will be hosting a day of pet photography in aid of the Humane Society of New Zealand.

I put this idea together in an effort to kill many birds with 1 stone.

Firstly, as a means of collecting donations for, and spreading awareness of the Humane Society of New Zealand.

Secondly, as a means to promote Firefly Photography and other businesses on Clyde Street, where the studio is located.

Many thanks to Animal Ark and Photo & Digital for coming to the table and helping make this event a reality.

A far more detailed post will be written once the event has concluded.

However, I want to use this post to highlight the efforts of the Humane Society of New Zealand, as they are a pet charity that many people have not heard of.

*The following excerpt is taken from the Humane Society’s website

Who we are.

The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc was established as a registered charity in 1975. Started by a small group of volunteers it continues to be run totally by volunteers. The Society receives no funding at all, relying on membership, donations and bequests to continue its work. The society does not own facilities but relies on its volunteers to take the rescued animals into their homes with their own families and animals.

What we do.

The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc. endeavours to improve the situation of needy animals as it is made aware of them. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.

We rescue dogs from Animal shelters when their 7-day period for claiming has ended and they are due for euthanasia.

We rehabilitate these dogs according to their needs. They are fully Vet checked, treated for worms and fleas, vaccinated, desexed, registered and microchipped. They are then carefully rehomed following a detailed procedure and property check.

The Society provides support to the new owners over the rehoming time and is always available for ongoing advice and assistance.

We also maintain a “Free List”, of dogs and cats who are still with their owners but are in need of new homes for a variety of reasons. We assist many animals in this way.

Although our volunteers are not professionals, between us we have amassed a great wealth of experience. We are happy to provide a listening ear and suggestions for those struggling with an animal related difficulty. We DO NOT give advice pertaining to health matters as this is the domain of a qualified Veterinarian.

Our volunteers take phone calls 7 days a week, between 9am and 5pm, assisting the callers in any way possible. Please respect their privacy and call during these hours only. Please note our volunteers cannot ring cell phones or make toll calls as they operate from their own homes.


It promises to be a very busy day’s photography for a very good cause. If all goes according to plan we should have 72kg of Eukanuba dogfood to donate before Christmas.

More updates to follow.