Why Join HeARTs Speak?
There is power in numbers. When we work together, we can reduce the number of adoptable animals unnecessarily euthanized each year – united in our effort as artists helping animals. We are about coming together to save the lives of millions of animals in need and educate the wider community.
We act as your liaison. HeARTs Speak helps match rescue groups with qualified artists/photographers so that these facilities can better market the animals to potential adopters, and HeARTs Speak members ensure they get the best quality photographs.
We offer financial support. We support our artist members though grants, stock photography and other programs that allow you to provide your time and services to help animal rescue efforts.
HeARTs Speak’s Member Resource Center is your online community.
HeARTs Speak’s online resources include:
- Thriving Members Online Community
- Guides for how to connect with shelters and rescues and how to “get the word out” on adoptable animals
- Various Letter, Contract and Release Templates for download
- HeARTs Speak Adopt and Adopted Watermarks for download
- Educational material for photographers, including instructional videos
- Library of ideas for educating the public
- Link to HeARTs Speak grant opportunities
We provide opportunities to work with HeARTs Speak’s many partners. We work with many national publications. In 2011, we embarked on a collaboration with The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar, and the photographs were sourced from our members.