Girl Scout Troop 676 Members and East Lake Pet Orphanage Squash Blossom Studios Come Together to Find Furever Homes for Overlooked Cats

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Karen Fling, DVM, owner of East Lake Veterinary Hospital and president of East Lake Pet Orphanage (ELPO) in Dallas announced Squash Blossom Studios has just released a series of seven videos filmed at their recently completed recording studio aimed at finding homes for a group of overlooked kitties at ELPO.

Roderick Peña (Videographer), Jeremy Williams (Production Assistant), Chris Johnson (Audio Engineer) with Girl Scout Troop 676 members Grace, Annabelle, Cecelie, Zoe, Sophia, and Hayden.

“This is the first project for our new studio. Through this and other creative efforts focusing on cat adoptions, East Lake Pet Orphanage celebrated a record year with a 75% increase in cat adoptions in 2015!” -Karen Fling, DVM

Karen Fling, DVM, owner of East Lake Veterinary Hospital and president of East Lake Pet Orphanage (ELPO) in Dallas announced Squash Blossom Studios has just released a series of seven videos filmed at their recently completed recording studio aimed at finding homes for a group of overlooked kitties at ELPO.

Dallas Girl Scout Troop 676 members Kathrin, Grace, Cecilia, and Zoe shared their time and talent by writing and recording original stories of life from the feline point of view for cats at ELPO who have been overlooked in the adoption process. Some of these cats lost their homes when their owners died, and some were rescued from life on the streets. The cats tell their ages– ranging from a few months to 13 years, and their life stories through the girl’s voices.

“We just built this recording studio, and this is our first project,” said Dr. Fling. The cats featured were largely the least adoptable, most overlooked cats. Some have been with us the more than 2 years - too long for any cat to live in a cage.

“The girls were so excited to be a part of the recording process, and In between recordings and selfies they were seen frequently jumping up and down squealing ‘this is so cool!’ The girls felt like recording stars at the end of the day, and the cats seemed to recognize that they were special too.

“The project utilized slow motion video of the cats that allows the viewer to appreciate each animal’s beauty. The Girl Scouts spent time in advance of the recording project getting to know and understand the cats so that they could best describe each one. They used their creative writing skills in writing the cats’ stories, describing their histories, temperament, and the sorts of homes they would fit into best. The Scouts performed and recorded voiceovers. The result really showcases each cat’s personality. We plan to share the videos through social media to create awareness and help more long-term orphaned cats to be adopted.

“Through this and other creative efforts focusing on cat adoptions, East Lake Pet Orphanage is celebrating a record year with a 75% increase in cat adoptions in 2015!”

View the videos:
Michelle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RUkCAoSQE0

Willow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFp_rJ20Lyo

Temperance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrFvv4dJ4f0

Snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uejKUi6lS54

Henri - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjY1uReXYZs

Chandra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVJCyKDcLDo

Bella - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDHwByd-qXY

About Squash Blossom Studios

The 18,000 square foot warehouse facility currently has 8,000 square feet of air conditioned, finished out space available for use. The facility includes 16’ ceilings and garage style opening doors with loading dock height bays.

Squash Blossom Studios offers some extras for clients if needed, such as an on site carpenter for help with set building, lots of props, animal talent from East Lake Pet Orphanage, and an air-conditioned pet trailer that includes a sink and pet bedding. There’s also a paint booth, makeup room, full kitchen, fenced parking, and even a basketball court for stress relief! For information, call 214-893-6502, visit: http://www.squashblossomstudios.com

About East Lake Veterinary Hospital
East Lake Veterinary Hospital offers state-of-the-art treatment and surgical facilities, a full-service grooming area, and luxurious boarding accommodations, managed by a compassionate and caring team of nearly 70 doctors and staff–all of whom truly love animals.

Since its founding in 1993, East Lake and its vets have been recognized repeatedly as the best-of-the-best in Dallas. The practice was chosen as the "best vet for overprotective pet parents" by the Dallas Observer. The hospital itself has received the Hospital Design Award and Practice of Excellence Award given by the Veterinary Medical Publishing Group.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association has recognized Dr. Fling both as an outstanding practitioner and for her exemplary work in community education programs related to proper animal health care. Additionally, Dr. Fling has been voted Dallas’ "best vet" on multiple occasions by D Magazine.

In addition to the hospital, East Lake also operates the East Lake Pet Orphanage, dedicated to giving deserving animals a second chance to find permanent homes. A no-kill facility, ELPO has found happy homes for thousands of pets since its founding in 2001.

To learn more about East Lake Veterinary Hospital, visit welovepets.net or call 214-342-3100.
To learn more about East Lake Pet Orphanage, visit http://www.elpo.org or call 214-349-3576.
East Lake Veterinary Hospital is located at 10101 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75238

About East Lake Cat Care Center
East Lake Cat Care Center is approved by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) at the Gold Status level.

Karen Fling, DVM, opened the East Lake Cat Care Center in November 2013.

The East Lake Cat Care Center is a stand-alone facility built to cater to everything ‘cat.’ From comprehensive medical care to our ‘home away from home’ bedroom lodging suites.

For more information visit http://www.eastlakecatcarecenter.com

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