Central Nebraska Humane Society trades photos for donations

A photo shoot to help our four legged friends, the central Nebraska humane society teaming up with one local photographer to trade photo shoots for charitable donations.


We’ve all heard about pigs flying, but what about one in a tutu? That was the scene at Hollie Kilmeks photography studio in Grand Island Saturday as she put her professional skills to the test to help some furry friends get the perfect photo.

“So I’ve done Halloween portraits for the last 12 years and every year I pick a different organization to sponsor and this year we decided to sponsor the Central Nebraska Humane Society, so it is either a $15 monetary donation or enough things to equal $15 but we have had people bring more just trying to help out.” said Klimek

While charity was the main goal of the event for one family the photo shoot was a chance to reconnect their son with his best friend while he is away from home serving in the marines.

“Well our son is serving in the marine corp, he is in Quantico, Virginia right now his wife is finishing her masters degree living in Omaha so they are living apart and this dog is the apple of their eye. So we got him a camouflage bandanna today to help show marine pride and this is going to be a surprise for them.” said Andrea Garcia.

On top of accepting donations for the humane society, Klimek also did a few special photo shoots for shelter animals that have had trouble getting adopted.

“Tracie from the humane society is bringing a few different animals in between the regular portrait sessions. Just to help get more publicity for the animals that they have had their a little bit longer that need good portraits that showcase their personalities.” said Klimek

“Oh it helps adoptions a great deal, Hollie did an event for us a couple of years ago we had a dog named Calvin that had been out there for a very long time. She did his picture, a family in Kearney saw his picture she had done and said that was the picture that made them come out and they adopted him and he is in his forever home.” said Humane Society Volunteer Tracie Pfiefle.

The Central Nebraska humane societies Halloween themed photo shoot was quite a success with dozens of owners and their dogs coming in for their photo shoots.

If you missed Saturday’s event but you still want to help out the Central Nebraska Humane Society they are always accepting charitable donations or donations of pet supplies. Reporting here from Grand Island.

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