While I was on holiday in Windhoek, Namibia, I took some time out to do a little volunteer work at the SPCA. The organisation, like many NPOs of its kind, is entirely funded by donations and depends on volunteer labour to keep it running. Whether it is walking the dogs, feeding and washing them, fixing a broken door or cleaning the kennels, the SPCA can use any help it gets.
When I did my stint at the SPCA I offered to take pictures of the dogs for their website. My hope: someone would see them and maybe, just maybe, decide to take one home. It was a faint hope, but one worth pursuing nonetheless. It was fun to spend the day playing with the dogs. They are so starved for human attention they even let me practice some of my pathetic standup comedy.
Getting the dogs to stay still so I could take a decent picture was nearly impossible. The dogs are so eager to be around people they can barely contain themselves. That’s not the most ideal situation when you have a lens that requires you to manually focus on objects. Still, it was an absolute pleasure to help out–in my own little way–at the SPCA.
If you are ever looking for a new dog please give your local SPCA a thought.
Location: SPCA, Windhoek, Namibia. Photographer: Rémy Ngamije.
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