Forgotten ‘Jewels,’ – Volunteering At An Animal Shelter!

A few months ago, I read a study that said animals with photos were more likely to be adopted. Additionally, animals with professional photos were even more likely to be adopted. This news got me to my core. Challenge accepted.

I searched for the perfect shelter to volunteer my time, and I found Judy’s Forgotten Jewells in St. Louis (Kansas City Photography is in both KC & St. L!).

On our first meeting, I was only able to capture 6 precious animals — but they’re all ready for their forever home! Is it yours?

[Adoption details at the bottom of the post]

  1. Juno [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]

Playful & Curious — this pup is black and white with the biggest, most adorable brown eyes. She also kept trying to lick me!

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2. Sherry [UPDATE: Still Available!]

Miss Sherry is blind and has no teeth. She is so ready to spend her golden years on the lap of a loving human. Since she can’t see, she would get startled if you didn’t make some kind of noise to alert her you were coming. Once she got used to me, she laid down by me and graciously let me pet her soft fur.

Sherry is the perfect elderly lap dog!

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3. Harold [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]

Harold also has a twin! They are both black and white kitties with vibrant, yellow eyes. As soon as I walked in the room, Harold and his brother were rubbing up against their cages, hoping for some human affection. Once out, they were more than happy to roll over to let you rub their bellies — just like pups!

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4. Mae [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]

The most curious kitten I’ve ever met! Mae was more than happy to be let out of the cage. And after some snuggles, Mae took to climbing on the outside of the cages — all over the place!!

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5. Charlie [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]

Charlie looked pretty annoyed, he wasn’t ready for his closeup! But he was a snuggly little guy, who was a little scared. Once he was out and able to walk around and sit on your lap, he gave the loudest purrs! He’s ready to snuggle up in someone’s lap and leave the noise of the shelter behind him!

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6. Sunkist [UPDATE: Adopted!!!]

Sunkist was definitely too cool for school. Comfortably lounging in the bed, Sunkist was ready to strike a pose — and hopefully striking enough that you want to take him home, too!

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Interested in adopting?

Email to set up an appointment to meet your future forever furry friend!

Tell ’em Kansas City Photography sent ya. Why? ‘Cause I wanna keep volunteering to take more photos for them! <3

My next appointment is Thursday. I’m excited to meet more of their pups and kittens!

Make sure to follow Judy’s Forgotten Jewells on Facebook. And, don’t forget, email is the best way to reach them!