Project Fashion Tails
The situation that homeless and displaced animals face nationwide is startling; locally, it is devastating. The Economic downturn has stripped many families of the resources to care for their pets, leading them to surrender them to a rescue or simply abandon them on the roadside. Miami-Dade Animal Services has 250 spaces for cats and dogs, and it is estimated that they euthanize more than 200-300 per day. Unfortunately, this tragedy is not one that is isolated to South Florida, but an issue affecting the entire country. Foster rescues are extremely valuable because they ease the burden on kill shelters, acting as temporary home while promoting a “NO KILL” philosophy. These independently run efforts need to supported and promoted. Helping Homeless Animals Inc. (HHA) is an all volunteer, NO-KILL. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who’s mission is to encourage foster care and provide assistance and food subsidies to smaller rescue groups. Additionally, through education and awareness campaigns, HHA facilitates finding homes for these animals while emphasizing the importance of foster adoptions.
With a family background in fashion, the Wittels, Founders of the 501(c)(3) animal rescue, Helping Homeless Animals (HHA), are taking a different and unique approach to awareness campaigns and adoption droves through the use of high fashion photo shoots. To date more than 200 photographers, models and make up artists have volunteered. The goal of Porject Fashion Tails is not only to bring awareness to animal welfare but also to educate the public about the importance of spay and neuter. The photos will be used for the “Adopt A New Attitude” awareness campaign which will be used all around the country to promote educational and rescue projects hosted by Helping Homeless Animals, Inc.