When local businesswoman Tracey Ormond’s cat Romeo passed away in June, she realized she didn’t have very many photos with her beloved pet.
That inspired her to team up with local photographer Heather Doughty to create “Remembering Romeo”, a fundraiser for the Peterborough Humane Society.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14th, people can bring their pet to the offices of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce (175 George St. N., Peterborough), where they can pose for a photo with their pet and receive a digital portrait from Doughty.
All pets are welcome. While there is no cost for a portrait, people are encouraged to make a donation to the Peterborough Humane Society’s SNooPY (Safe Night for Pets) fund.
Each donation to the Snoopy fund enables the society to offer temporary shelter for pets when their owners are faced with hospitalization, domestic abuse, or temporary displacement.
“When Romeo was laid to rest, I realized that I didn’t have enough photos taken with him, which I now regret,” says Ormond, the owner of That’s a Wrap catering company and past president of the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough.
“This inspired me to put this fundraiser together, in the hopes that I can facilitate family pictures for other pet owners who would like a keepsake of their pet. While we’re capturing amazing photos of all kinds of pets, we also want to raise money to help animals in their time of need.”
People can sign up in advance for the photo sessions by emailing Ormond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While walk-ins are also welcome, people who have signed up in advance will be served first.