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Pet Me Forever Headshot Project Honors Our Veterans

WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2020 – Headshot photographer, Brenda Boyd, of Menifee, released a new poster in her PET ME FOREVER headshot photography project, called Proud to be an Americat.

The cat pictured is Teddy. Teddy was a foster cat from Animal Friends of the Valleys in Brenda’s home for five weeks. He grew in confidence with consistent love and attention, and even enjoyed going into Brenda’s photography studio to pose for the camera.

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Pet Me Forever Headshot Photo Project Highlights Joys of Adopting a Senior Pet

FRIDAY, November 6, 2020 – November is ADOPT A SENIOR PET month. The age range for a senior is usually 7+ years old. Adopting a senior pet provides a forever home for a more mature cat or dog, and it bypasses for the owner the kitten and puppy stage. A senior cat or dog has lots love love and life to give.

The cats in this poster were photographed by headshot photographer, Brenda Boyd, of Menifee. Brenda has a shelter pet headshot photography project called PET ME FOREVER.

This project highlights the need for foster and adoption, and especially for this month, the adoption of senior cats. According to Brenda, senior cats are aged to perfection. The quote on the poster says: “Too old to climb up your curtains, but young enough to climb on your lap.”

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PET ME FOREVER: MEOW | KITTY | CATS | PURR 4-Poster Set Honors National Cat Day

FRIDAY, October 29, 2020 – Animal Friends of the Valleys has been working with Menifee headshot photographer, Brenda Boyd, to create professional portraits of the shelter cats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week Brenda, who is a volunteer at AFV, delivered a four-poster project called PET ME FOREVER: MEOW | KITTY | CATS | PURR in honor of National Cat Day on October 29, 2020. The posters have been hung at AFV in the cat hallway. Pictured left to right is Evan (a teen volunteer), Brenda Boyd (photographer), Carolina, and  Levai Burns. The cats pictured are from the shelter. Many have been adopted, and some are currently in foster.

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Pet Me Forever Photo Project Puts a Face and Name on Shelter Pets During HAPPY HEALTHY CAT Month

FRIDAY, September 25, 2020 – Brenda Boyd’s HAPPY HEALTH CAT month poster for September focuses on the love of shelter pet fostering and adoption.


Pet Me Forever Photo Project Spotlights Shelter Pets During CLEAR THE SHELTER Month

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020 – Brenda Boyd, Animal Friends of the Valleys foster volunteer and headshot photographer in Menifee, presented her CLEAR THE SHELTER month poster for August to Jessica, the foster coordinator.


Pet Me Forever Photo Project Helps Shelter Cats During Height of COVID-19 Pandemic

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020 – When the community could no longer just walk in to look at cats at Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV), Brenda Boyd, AFV foster volunteer and photographer in Menifee, started photographing the cats in order to improve their looks on the AFV website, and increase the cats’ opportunities to get adopted.

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Headshot Photographer Brenda Boyd Awarded Headshot of the Month from Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew

THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 – Brenda Boyd was awarded Headshot of the Month for February 2020 with Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew. She is recognized as a Flaming Gun, which means she is a member of the Headshot Crew who is someone to watch out for and who is well on their way to Headshot Crew Associate.