This particular blog post is for a final assignment in my Media Photography class during my Freshman year in the Photographic Communications program at Northwest College. All photos (with the exception of the map photograph) are by Brandi Fanning and are of animals living at the Moyer Animal Shelter. Some animals have been adopted since these photographs were taken.
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Moyer Animal Shelter

Animal Shelters are a common occurrence in most towns. Powell, Wyoming is definitely no exception. Powell’s very own Moyer Animal Shelter is a nonprofit organization and is located at 638 West North Street.

Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 4.53.20 PMIt’s always busy,” says Barb Muecke, who is currently in charge of the Moyer Animal Shelter. “You never know what’s gonna be.” As a no kill shelter, it’s typical to have a large amount of animals. Muecke states, “I can adopt out one cat and two will come in.” The Moyer Animal Shelter currently has 30 cats and 7 dogs waiting for homes.

Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 4.53.25 PMThankfully, the animals are not too short on attention The shelter has few volunteers including a husband and wife combination as well as the original owner, Elfriede Milburn. Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 4.53.15 PMThere is never such a thing as too many volunteers, however, and there is always room for one more. Especially when it comes to other living beings that need company and care takers. I don’t know how people can volunteer at animals shelters myself. Personally, I’d probably take half the cats home with me. Boy, wouldn’t my roommate be impressed!

 

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