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Activists Pose With Rescue Pets – And The Photos Are Stunning

As much as we enjoy browsing through beautiful photos of adorable rescue pets, there’s one think we love more: when these works of art stand for a cause.

About the “Paws of Gotham” 2018 calendar:

“Paws of Gotham” is Louie’s Legacy‘s fourth annual calendar aimed at raising funds to rehabilitate and re-home animals from high-kill shelters across the United States. “Paws of Gotham” was shot by famed New York-based photographer Candy Kennedy. The images she captured focus on the diversity of both people and pets, and showcase the noise and colorful energy of New York City. Each month features a stunning photo of a real rescue pet, most from Louie’s Legacy, with a celebrity, influencer or model, and is shot in front of an iconic New York scene.

Candy Kennedy, along with celebrities, influencers, activists and models such as Mario Cantone, Maggie Geha, KhrystyAna, Brett David and Chef Rōze Traore, just to name a few, have all donated their time and efforts in hopes to raise funds for Louie’s Legacy’s important cause.

“This project has given me the opportunity to combine my love for animal charities and New York,” says Kennedy. “Not only was I able to work with some amazing and creative people on this calendar, but they all share the same love for animals, which makes this project very rewarding and special. I am very proud of how hard everyone worked to find the perfect locations, people to shoot, and most importantly, to fit the right pet with the right person. There is nothing better than the feeling of helping an animal or person in need.”

Below, get a sneak peak of the Paws of Gotham 2018 calendar:

Entrepreneur Brett David // Photo Credit: Candy Kennedy


Chef Rōze Traore // Photo Credit: Candy Kennedy


Actor Mario Cantone // Photo Credit: Candy Kennedy


Body Positive Activist KhrystyAna // Photo Credit: Candy Kennedy

Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes video below:

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Written by Karen Tietjen
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