This week from my shelter volunteer notebook, I’d love your opinion about styles of Adoption PSAs. We know cats are poetry in motion, inspiring writers, poets and artists. They certainly inspire me to photograph and make adoption graphics. But some are more successful than others. Do you like: 1) Simple round ones like the one below?
2) A image with text telling a story?
This is Joe Hardy who was rescued in June from a hoarder. His cage-mate bro and muse died (see above). Joe found a temporary foster and blossomed but vacation plans resulted in his return to the shelter. The good news is he’s in the large cage-free room but he looked sad and unhappy when I saw him two weeks ago. He would not look me in the eye and knew who I am: the one who always opened the cage door to let his friend out to play and cuddle with while he refused to come out. And now he’s gone. He’s been through so much, I’d to see him in a permanent home.
3) Cute caption with minimal text?
4) Image with a quote or poem?
5) Image with text captions and lots of white space or cartoon bubbles?
Yes, this is Gilbert our feature spotlight again! Two weeks ago, I walked into a back room and saw another cat in his cage. I hoped for the best. I asked a shelter worker where’s Gilbert and he said he’s adopted by someone in a big mansion. Naturally I’m thrilled until I walk into the bigger but windowless room of cages and spot Gilbert. My heart sank. I guess I didn’t get the joke. He was miserable. I opened the door and he bounded out like what took you so long. With extra new kittens, another worker said he couldn’t be taken out of the cage. Back inside he went and we both felt like crap.
He’s probably one of the most purrfectly adoptable cats but his patience is wearing thin. This the link to his Petfinder profile to share, adopt or sponsor. All the images can be Pinned or shared. This is the link to New Rochelle Humane Society Thanks for sharing and telling me which style adoption PSA you think would be most effective.
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