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If Only: The Shelter Project by TeaPhotography If Only: The Shelter Project by TeaPhotography
If Only
If only we could save them all,
But we can save LOTS more than some.
There's so much we can do to help,
And it matters to each and every one.
:heart:
Words by Tea of Tea Photography © 2010

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:rose:

EDIT: Read Updated Info. about "The Shelter Project"
HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…


This was one of MANY of the kittens in the Kitten Play Room at the county shelter I volunteer for. There are 4 Play Rooms, one they had converted to Kittens-only.

There are 4 "suites" in the back, one of which is all kittens, there, too. Every type of area, except playrooms, have cages.

I only use my camera, about once a month, because there's not much time. Also, I rarely spend time with the kittens at all. It's the adult domestic animals that TRULY need the most attention as they have been there the longest, and in theory and usually in practice, are less likely to get a home nearly as fast as the kittens.
A couple of our cats have actually been there over a year. :hmm:

:megaphone: THIS is the ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST PART of "THE SHELTER PROJECT", SO...
PLEASE NOTE
:
I am NOW donating portion proceeds of any prints of photos & visual poetry [ & my own professional hand-crafted greeting cards coming this Fall of 2010] depicting domestic animals, sold DIRECTLY through TEA PHOTOGRAPHY© to the local shelters.
For MORE INFO. READ in the Cat-Dog Sub-Gallery...
HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… :heart:




The ANNOUNCEMENT of THE SECOND PART OF "THE SHELTER PROJECT" is HERE:
:pointr: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
regarding the Greeting Cards.

:note: The uploaded image HERE has been purchased as a greeting card as part of a variety package of Greeting Cards by *JocelyneR one of the many instrumental people who has supported the Shelter Project here on dA.

:note: Also this image here has been purchased as a print, but through dA, by ~em32 who has also helped to support the Shelter Project here on dA.

EDIT: :note: This image has been purchased many times by now by several people in conjunction with "The Shelter Project"...

The following people with dA Accounts have been instrumental in a variety of approaches and means- a few of them in a couple of multiple ways- in their extra special support of The Shelter Project:

*JocelyneR *philippeL ~Meljean1 ~sukoto-san ~em32 ~AinaShadox *sassawj ^ArtByCher #Profits-For-Animals *bewilderedconfused =DreamsD *DanaAnderson *cindy1701d ^Kaz-D ~kurios-kat %stopBSL #Adopt-Dont-Shop ~SaphoPhotographics ~Bellayona
*Miarath =Brian-B-Photography ~Rayndance ~LuciaSeriin *marthig *mim304 !Nature-as-is `creativemikey *Lirulin-yirth =Diahn-C ~angelfunkstudio *seven-s *sesam-is-open ~PartyFeline ~VisualPoetress ~Melancholy-Man
=wintersmagic %deviantHEART %SkyAndNatureClub
~EffItJustDance =Tigles1Artistry =Arte-de-Junqueiro ~Iluvbiscuit2
~EarthBirds *chryssalis =LayaboutJoe ~Photos-By-Michelle =morningstarskid ~NanaOsaki88 !Juno-Janus ~Shirimasen ~TheDarkenedBride
*SoftplaceToland *secrets-of-the-pen *Sugaree33-Art %AnimalsofTheWorld *Elwing-Isiliel *CarolynYM *SilkenWinds *essencestudios #New-NomCat %Somnambulist-Aisle `JamminJo ~Cazamelia =FreeSpiritFotography #feel-art %dAWishingWell *ArtBYbeverly ~Geak-of-Nature =MirachRavaia =Cmac13 %OurArea51 `Astrikos %TheArtOfManipulation *hayley--jade ~sonia-p *surrealistic-gloom *RavingEagleMedia *Annissina ~IrinaLara *Corvidae65 *awesome43 %Unframed-Nature ~DeviantTeddine ~Destroyer77=Stygma ~DeviantTeddine ~cwehaar =Stygma *suezn #WolfyDeviants %DevNews #Against-Declawing ~Psychology-in-Art *M-e-z =BiBiARTs ~Silver-Otter =Samcatt

I am forever grateful. :heart:

~~~~~~~~~:rose:

[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]


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:iconsoralove:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconiluplz: Good luck! ;P
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:iconkmygraphic:
KmyGraphic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is so sweet ! i love this kind of cats :)
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
It's been featured in my shelter pets special: [link]
:aww:
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:icontuesdaysangel:
Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:dance: You have been featured! [link]
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LuthienneTinuvielle Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say is, gods bless you and your shelter for doing such a wonderfully kind thing! Beautiful work of a beautiful heart. And beautiful animals!
I just rescued an adult "problem child" from S.A.F.E. Team, a shelter that saves animals from SPCA's "death row," where she's been for close to a year (and who knows for how long at the SPCA prior to that). She is a menace and a total trouble - and my sweetest little joy! I only wish more people knew how much happiness and joy can a cat bring into their lives!
I am now drawing some pieces to donate to the silent auction fundraiser for the from which I adopted my kitty. Since I'm not a photographer, I would really love it if someone was kind enough to let me use their pictures as reference for my drawings. This kitten looks VERY much like mine. May I request your permission to draw from your images? I solemnly promise that any proceeds IN THEIR ENTIRETY will go to help the SAFE Team's animals.
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a sweetheart. :aww:
Beautiful words my dear Tea. :)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! You are very kind! :rose:
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FraExtreme Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
CUTE CUTE CUTE !!!!!! **
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Appreciated! :w00t:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So so cute :)
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