Long Beach Photographer donates free Pet Portrait sessions for FOLBA fundraiser
2010-01-25 · By Editor
One of Long Beach’s most popular portrait photographers is hosting a fun way to create beautiful memories and help the local spay/neuter and humane education organization Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA).
On Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Linnea Lenkus will host the “Rest in Show” dog portrait day and pet food fund-raiser at her local Signal Hill studio at 2699 E. 28th Street in Signal Hill CA 90877 (right off the 405 freeway).
Sittings are free with the donation of $25 plus one 30+ lb. bag of pet food, which will go directly to FOLBA. You will also receive a free 5-by-7-inch portrait of your precious pooch!
Portrait sessions are by appointment only and can be of your dog by itself or a charming portrait of the two of you together. Please make sure to call (562) 981-8900 in advance to reserve your place.
As a Long Beach resident, Lenkus is passionate about getting involved and giving back locally. She is also an avid pet lover, and decided to hold these fundraising events after reading that people are abandoning their pets because they simply can’t afford to feed them. She chose to donate the sittings and collect food for FOLBA because of the organization’s excellent reputation and philanthropic work within the community.
“I love photographing dogs, and it breaks my heart to hear about people abandoning their pets in this challenging economic climate.” Lenkus says.
Her work has been featured in ABC News, The Associated Press, Pregnancy & Newborn, Damsel Magazine, Forbes.com, Los Angeles Magazine, Long Beach Magazine, The Orange Country Register, The Press Telegram, The Grunion Gazette, The Pasadena Star and more. To see examples of Linnea’s captivating dog portrait work please visit www.linnealenkus.com/blog/.
FOLBA raises funds and awareness to serve the dire needs of unwanted and uncared-for pets of all kinds through their spaying and neutering service (SNIP), humane education, pet adoption, paying special-needs medical bills for shelter animals, and shelter assistance to help with the care and needs of animals. For more information on their mission and services, go to www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org.