If you’ve ever wanted your cat or dog to be featured in the book, local Ann Arbor photographer Kat Ku’s latest project, Tails of Ann Arbor, is the perfect opportunity–and $50 from each $150 session goes directly to benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley!
Tails–available for pre-order this fall–features portraits of Ann Arbor cats and dogs, although Ku is open to photographing other exotic pets. Ku affirms that people outside of Ann Arbor are welcome to participate if their pet was adopted from the Humane Society of Huron Valley or if the pet or family has a connection to the Ann Arbor community.
A session for Tails starts at $150 and includes a two-page spread, with multiple packages available. A short bio of each pet is included in the book. If you have a cat or a dog, and are interested in participating in the community project, visit the Tails of Ann Arbor’s website!
Tails has already raised $3,250 during its launch at the Humane Society Huron Valley Compassionate Feast in November 2021. So far 30 different pets from Ann Arbor have participated, but Ku is aiming for at least 20 more people’s pets to be featured.
Although the pandemic delayed the project, Ku is stoked to get things moving again, to “share the stories of our pets, and tie it back into just giving back to our community.” She owns two 13 year old cats, Shoko and Achilles, and adopted a dog Max during the pandemic.
Ku notes that pets really awaken a love in people. “Pet’s bring people together,” Ku says. Ku feels Tails will create opportunities for connection and conversations between its participants and its readers. She hopes that people in Ann Arbor who run into the featured pets on the street will remember and strike up a conversation about the pet and the book.
To have your pet featured in the book, or to stay abreast with information and to pre-order the book, visit the Tails of Ann Arbor website.