Alana Hill

How many years or months have you been volunteering with hart? 
I started volunteering in the fall, October 2014

What is your volunteer role within hart? 
I am a volunteer photographer; I take intake photos, adoption photos, and photograph various hart events

Why do you volunteer with hart? 
I have 3 cats and 2 dogs, all are rescues. I fell in love with both of my dogs' pictures on rescue websites. A good picture can really help attract potential adopters. I've always had a passion for photography and love trying to capture an animals personality in a photo.

What do you do when you are not volunteering? 
If I'm not working you'll usually find me at the gym or at home spending time with my husband and our 5 furry babies. 

If you were a rescue dog, what kind would you be? 
I'd actually probably be a cat! 

Tell us about an experience you had while volunteering with hart that made you realize you were making a difference. 
After photographing one particular dog, I received a message from hart that my photos had brought the dog's foster mom to tears. It was wonderful to know that I was able to capture the dog in such a way that someone who knew her so well was moved by the photos. 

What advice would you give someone who is considering volunteering? 
Do it! There are so many different ways you can help, from small to large commitments. The experience is so rewarding, you won't regret it!