Ellen Zangla Photography, Loudoun County Pet Photographer, Loudoun County Dog Photographer

Mia is a 6-year-old Greyhound. She raced as “Fleetwood Mac” in West Palm Beach for two years and won many races. She is pictured on her beautiful property in western Loudoun.

My goal with “Tails of Loudoun County” is to raise $25,000 for animals in need in Loudoun County by creating and publishing a beautiful, limited edition coffee table book. The book will have photos and tell the tales of some of the amazing “tails” who live in Loudoun, as well as showcase our stunning and historic county! I will be photographing pets—dogs, cats, lizards, any animal with a tail—in historic, iconic and scenic locations throughout Loudoun. Only a limited number of sessions are available.

This is Radish, an approximately 10-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. Her mom is Director, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS is one of the book’s beneficiaries). I photographed Radish at the animal shelter.

Sessions are $375 and include a copy of “Tails of Loudoun County” (which will sell for $125). $100 from every session fee (which is 100% tax deductible) will be donated to either Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services (FLCAS) or the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition (LCCC). Sessions started in the fall of 2018 and will finish early summer of 2019. Contact me to learn more or schedule your session.

Caesar, a 10-year-old German Shepherd, photographed on the W & OD Trail in Hamilton. Caesar is a retired IPO 1 Regional Champion and three-time IPO 3 dog.

Book sponsorships for businesses and individuals are also available. 100% of your donation goes to FLCAS and LCCC. Contact me to learn more about becoming a sponsor.

FLCAS is a nonprofit dedicated to providing additional funds for the animals of Loudoun County Animal Services. The shelter’s budget, provided by the county, allows for basic medical treatment. Money raised by FLCAS allows the shelter to provide higher-level care, such as heartworm treatment, dental extractions, or tumor removal.

LCCC is a nonprofit focused on saving the lives of community cats (often feral) who live in and around our neighborhoods. LCCC spays/neuters them, vaccinates them, and provides needed medical attention before returning them to the community. This reduces animal suffering and decreases pet overpopulation (therefore reducing the number of cats who need to be euthanized).

Tales of Success: How Your Dollars Help

Kitten photo, Loudoun County Cat Photographer, Ellen Zangla Photography

In Summer 2018, four kittens and their mom were found living under a van in Purcellville. All five of them were brought to the vet; through the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition (LCCC), they received the medical attention they needed. The mom was spayed and released back into the community (she is feral), and the kittens were kept together as a litter in foster care. The kittens were socialized so that they would be easier to adopt, as well as treated for a bacterial infection that could have killed them. This story is a very personal one to me, because we adopted two of those kittens in the fall. They are sweet, fun and incredibly affectionate—even thinking that they could have been feral cats makes me sad. My family will forever be grateful to LCCC for saving them, one of the reasons I chose them as one of the beneficiaries of Tails of Loudoun County.