Kearney- The entire month of January, Baer Photography will be accepting one large bag of Science Diet pet food as payment for a pet session fee. All pet food and a portion of all sales from the sessions will be donated to the Kearney Area Animal Shelter.
Brian Baer, portrait artist and owner of Baer Photography in Kearney said, "Our family admires the work done by the Kearney Area Animal Shelter in our community, and we want to use our talents to help with their mission."
"This will be the second year we've run this fundraiser. Last year we surprised everyone by raising 2,600 pounds of kibble! This year's goal is 4,000 pounds," said Baer.
Baer says the promotion is simple and straight forward. In exchange for a donation, Baer Photography will create a professional portrait of your pet, or create a family portrait which includes your pet.
According to Jamie Jensen, director of operations at the Kearney Animal Shelter, "Food is a large expense for our shelter."
Jensen noted that last year's donations from this project brought in enough food to feed every animal in the shelter for almost 2 months.
"We are very appreciative and happy to accept approved items, monetary donations and we are always looking for additional volunteers," said Jensen.
An official wish list and volunteer application can be found at www.KearneyHumane.com.
The Kearney Area Animal Shelter is located at 3205 W. Hwy 30. Regular adoption hours are Monday thru Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.
To schedule a portrait appointment for your pet, call Baer Photography at 308-234-2601. Baer Photography, is located two miles north of Kearney and specializes in high school senior portraits, family, and children's portraiture.