Photographer to the (Animal) Rescue

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Linnea Lenkus saves the underdog again through her photography. Her Dog Days 2011 fundraiser was a huge hit this year.

Thank you so much for doing this! We had a great time…You're wonderful to help with this cause! I'm glad that last dog will be remembered with a beautiful portrait

Recently, the Linnea Lenkus Studios held a fundraiser to promote pet adoption and raise awareness about euthanasia. The event, Dog Days 2011, was a huge success. Animal lovers arrived with their pets and families in either Pasadena, Long Beach or Irvine to participate in a portrait session that included a free print with a donation of $25.

Thanks to kind hearted pet owners, KTLA news, and other social media, they were able to get the word out across the nation. The event had such immense feedback that it had to be extended an additional two days. As a result over $3,000 was raised and given to the local animal care centers: L.A. Animal Services, Irvine Animal Care Center, and the organization, F.O.L.B.A. (Friends of Long Beach Animals).

A dog photography video about the event was produced.

Those who adopted or rescued a dog and participated in the fundraiser had the opportunity to submit a heartfelt story about their pet. Their submissions and some of the portraits will be used for an upcoming exhibit called “Rest in Show” at the new Linus Galleries location in Signal Hill. This future exhibit will showcase Linnea Lenkus’ collection of her dog photography, all of which are rescues. A portion of print sales will be donated to local animal shelters.

“Thank you so much for doing this! We had a great time…You're wonderful to help with this cause! I'm glad that last dog will be remembered with a beautiful portrait.” - Suzanne M. (SOURCE: Facebook)

About Dog Days
Linnea Lenkus started Dog Days 2011 a few years ago after hearing about the inhumane amount of dogs and cats being euthanized. Through research, news and word of mouth, she came to the realization that there is a huge community in California that seeks to help save these helpless animals. In an effort to help the programs and institutions that promote adoptions, Linnea decided to stand behind their cause. She has a strong following of loyal pet owners she has photographed throughout the United States and is highly involved in the local communities that surround her studios in Pasadena, Irvine and Long Beach.

About Linnea Lenkus
Linnea Lenkus is a highly experienced, internationally published, professional photographer with worldwide commercial success. In a photography session with Linnea, clients receive the benefit of her artistic eye and her technical mastery honed over decades of photography experience. Her staff of specially trained photography experts oversees every step of the process to ensure her clients have a thoroughly enjoyable experience and receive stunning portraits of the highest quality.

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