Long Beach Animal Care Services Hosts Pet Portrait Fundraiser Saturday

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Long Beach Animal Care Services

Have you always wanted a portrait of your pet?  Have you seen the beautiful pictures our volunteer takes of our shelter animals?  Now we have an opportunity for you to get a professional portrait taken of your pet and help our shelter guests concurrently!  Sara Cozolino will be taking portraits of your pet on Saturday, May 4th at goFETCH  and donating 100% of the net proceeds to Long Beach Animal Care Services.  The money raised will be used to purchase new cameras for the shelter which will help animals be reunited or adopted faster.

Sara Cozolino is an internationally published freelance photographer whose work has been seen in various publications including Elle: Decor, People Magazine, US Weekly, Marie Claire, and on TV shows including Inside The Actor’s Studio and The Wendy Williams Show. Her broad range of work includes fashion, editorial, portraiture, and special event. In addition to photography, animals are her passion. Combining the two through her work at Long Beach Animal Care Services and her animal portraiture, the results are gorgeous moments captured that show the beauty and personality of each animal as an individual. Sara believes strongly in giving back and is honored to work with the staff and volunteers at LBACS in order to help increase the adoptions of animals in their care.  Her work can be seen at www.saracozolino.com, or blog.saracozolino.com.

“The pictures Sara has taken of our shelter animals have helped our adoptions numbers increase to the highest number in 25 years.  She captures every animal’s personality through her patience, compassion and talent”, says Ted Stevens, Manager of Animal Care Services,  “we are so grateful that Sara is once again donating her time to the animals in our care.”

Sara Cozolino portraits of your pet event is Saturday, May 4th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm  at goFETCH 3434 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA  90807. To reserve your sitting, please e-mail info@saracozolino.com, the sessions are guaranteed to book quickly.

All portrait sittings will be fifteen (15) minutes.  For $100 you will receive one (1) edited digital photo file of your choosing and two (2) 8″x12″ prints or four (4) 4″x6″ prints of that same file. For $150, you will receive two (2) edited digital files of your choosing, plus four (4) 8″x12″ or eight (8) 4″x6″ prints of the same files. A La Carte pricing is $130 for an 11″x14″ fine art canvas and $170 for a 16″x20″ fine art canvas, Additional edited files will cost $50 per image. Once you select your files from your private gallery on Sara’s website, you will receive the purchased files within two weeks of selection.

goFETCH, a wonderful community supporter is donating the space for this event.  goFETCH is a One Stop Dog Shop for all your dog’s needs.  They are a 7 day a week, 365 day a year dog daycare. goFETCH was recently voted the Best Dog Trainers in Long Beach.

LBACS and Sara Cozolino can be found on Facebook under City of Long Beach Animal Care Services and Sara Cozolino Photography respectively.  For more information on this or other Animal Care Services opportunities, please call (562) 570-PETS(7387), or visit www.longbeach.gov/acs.

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