Purrrfect way to find a new home for cats

Photographer Mel Scott and her kitten Gomez. Photo by Joe Mastroianni.

By Alesha Capone

Truganina photographer Mel Scott uses her artistic skills to help cats and kittens find loving new homes.

Scott, who runs a business called Purrticular Photography, also volunteers as a photographer for Purrs of Point Cook, a cat rescue group and registered charity.

Scott said she started out as a pet photographer about eight years ago, when she would take pictures of her own pets and post them on Instagram.

“As more and more strangers were engaging with me about my photos – a number of whom are now close friends – the more I was drawn to learn and explore photography,” she said.

Scott said she has been a volunteer photographer for Purrs of Point Cook for more than five years.

“They do such great work throughout the community, I am very proud to be a part of the team,” she said.

“Working with Purrs of Point Cook, gives me the opportunity to work with some wonderful, caring people and, more importantly, find forever homes for these beautiful creatures.

“It absolutely warms my heart to know that my images may play a part in catching the eye of a potential adopter.

“Small, struggling rescue organisations like Purrs are more-often-than-not full to the brim.

“I encourage everyone to open their hearts and homes to a new furry family member by either fostering/adopting, or if that is not possible, please donate even a few coins.”

For more information: visit www.purrsofpointcook.com.au/, www.facebook.com/purrsofpointcook or email purrsofpointcook@gmail.com