HeARTs Speak is a global community of photographers, writers, graphic designers, sculptors, painters, illustrators, shelter staff, rescue volunteers, and animal advocates working together to ensure that no shelter animal goes unseen.

HeARTs Speak’s artist members, more than 600 strong across the globe, provide their time and professional services pro bono to animal welfare organizations in their communities and work to improve the image of all shelter pets.

At last count, these hard-working artists were working in approximately 1/3 of U.S. shelters and contributing more than 15,000 hours of service monthly throughout the world —that’s more than 32,000 animals receiving professional portraits each month!