It is quite obvious that I am a photographer who loves dogs and cats. It is important for me to be able to help needy animals in some way. Since my husband and I can't adopt every animal (we already have 3 dogs and 3 cats) I had to find another way to help. The way I have chosen to help has been through my photography. I have been a supporter of the The Espanola Valley Humane Society for quite some time. The organization is made up of truly unique and capable individuals who work diligently for their cause. They really are an "open door to animals in need." This year, they are holding a "Halloween Hootenanny" event to help raise funds for the organization. I have been working on a special project related to the event and hope to gather tons of support. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 24th at 7pm at El Museo in the Railyard here in Santa Fe. The tickets are just $34.95 and you'll be sure to be entertained by the cow pie toss, kiss the pig booth, karaoke contest, live music, and much more. I have had the opportunity to work with EVHS on several exciting projects. One project I am excited about is their Transfer Van. The Driving Doggies program places 54% of the dogs (and some cats) that EVHS has to new homes in Colorado where they have a need for adoptable animals. Through selling photo "spots" on the van we were able to raise money to help support the program. If you would like to volunteer or donate to the Espanola Valley Humane Society please contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505.753.8662. There are many volunteer opportunities including fostering, grant writing, photography, grounds keeping and cat/dog walking. I speak from experience when I say that volunteering to help these animals and their organization is truly rewarding.