I love animals and I do care about animal’s welfare. I have a 13 year old dog and a 3 year old dog.
I take our dogs for walk everyday since my 13 year old dog was a puppy. When I walked neighbourhood, I see some other dog owners walking with their dogs. I have seen Marie and her Golden Retriever, Bella walking some times last 10 years. We sometimes had a brief conversation with her when we saw them at afternoon walk. From our conversation, I knew Bella has had multiple health issues and cost fortune for Marie. I thought that Bella was a lucky dog to have such a loving human mother like Marie.
When I became to be a photographer, I wanted to take photographs of Marie and Bella. I knew that Bella is getting older and Marie loved her so much and offered her a portrait session with me. Then I found more detailed story about Bella. I met Marie’s daughter Melissa who is a hair and makeup artist when we had a pre consultation. Melissa did Marie’s hair and makeup. (Melissa’s Hair and Makeup Facebook page)
Marie found out where Bella came from (puppy farm) and she wants to share the story about Bella and wishing to stop Puppy Farm.
Bella is the face of a campaign being run by the Animal Justice Party NSW (AJP NSW). Members of the AJP NSW have been fighting alongside Bella’s family for nearly a decade for justice for Bella and many puppies and dogs, like Bella.
This AJP NSW campaign coincides with the introduction of a NSW Puppy Factory bill by the Animal Justice Party, Member of the NSW Legislative Council, Mark Pearson.
Details of Bella's Story will be found in my blog post.