Published: 12/08/2016 09:54:57
Stunning photo campaign of pet pooches raises more than £1,000 for Aht
Nia Corbett, Ely-based photographer, runs successful 30 breeds in 30 days campaign for veterinary research charity, the Animal Health Trust, where her very own prized pooch receives regular hydrotherapy treatment.
Nia Corbett has been taking her Black Labrador, Wilson, to the Animal Health Trust (AHT), based in Kentford, Suffolk, for hydrotherapy treatment for five months to help his elbow dysplasia.
Only two and a half years old, this energetic boy has benefited hugely from the water-based rehabilitating exercise after needing corrective surgery on both of his elbows. Wilson has undergone a huge transformation and now has the cardiac fitness of a competition grade agility dog!
Nia, who used to work for the AHT, taking x-rays in the Equine Clinic before starting up her own photography business, Nia and James’ Captured Moments, has been so impressed by the treatment and care Wilson’s received that she wanted to use her photography skills to give something back to the charity, while bringing a lot of joy to other pet owners at the same time.
Launched through Facebook, Nia’s 30 breeds in 30 days photography challenge was an instant hit. To date, she has photographed more than 50 dogs from a wide variety of breeds, included cross-breeds, raising more than £1,000 for the AHT.
Nia said: “I’ve been really amazed by how quickly the campaign took off, and I’ve had a lot of fun from every one of the photo shoots. Some people have had more than one of their dogs photographed, which has made for some stunning photos. I think one of the best photos I’ve taken as part of this fundraising challenge has been of a Grant Dane puppy catching a tennis ball – it’s a pure action shot and one I know her owner will always cherish.
“I’m very familiar with the work of the Animal Health Trust and think it’s a really important organisation committed to improving animal health and welfare through researching new treatments and ways to better understand diseases and injuries.
“As a patient, Wilson and I absolutely love coming for the hydrotherapy sessions. The team are all absolutely amazing at their jobs and Wilson has so much fun - he doesn’t realise it’s supposed to be rehab anymore. His fitness and muscle tone have increased so much we now throw a ball around the pool for him to chase, and I’ve been assured he’s now as good as some agility competition dogs who come for hydrotherapy to maintain their fitness!
“The treatment has made a huge difference to mine and Wilson’s life. He’s such a young dog, and without the surgery and the rehabilitation his outlook would have been very bleak. I’m glad I’ve been able to raise so much money for the AHT in return and would like to thank everyone who booked a photo shoot with their pet and helped me get to £1,000.”
To find out more about the Animal Health Trust's hydrotherapy service, click here
If you’re interested in a private photo shoot of your pet, visit: www.capmoments.photography
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