Ellen Zangla is working to put her passion for pet photography to work for two area charities.
The Hamilton resident is shooting a coffee table book featuring local dogs, cats, lizards, horses—anything with a tail—in historic and scenic locations throughout Loudoun, with the proceeds from book sales and sponsorships going to Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services and the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition. She hopes to raise $25,000.
The project is an expansion of her efforts to partner with Loudoun pet businesses including Woofie’s, the Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, Happy Hound and Dog Day Afternoon to raise money by holding fundraising pet photo shoots. Last year, Zangla raised nearly $15,000 for a variety of charitable organizations, including Loudoun County Animal Services, Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue and Operation Smile.
Zangla plans to publish “Tails of Loudoun County” in the fall. She is scheduling photo sessions for those who would like their pet included in the book. To date she has photographed pets at Stone Tower Winery, on the W&OD Trail, in downtown Leesburg and on a private property in Purcellville.
For more details or to contribute as a sponsor, visit facebook.com/tailsofloudouncountyor call her at 703-727-3368.