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Pets in the picture to raise refuge funds

Willow Smith took some of the photos in Best Friends, Pets and Their People.
Willow Smith took some of the photos in Best Friends, Pets and Their People. Brett Wortman

A LARGE crowd of "dogs and their people" filled Maroochydore North Shore Park yesterday for the launch of Whisper Images' inaugural book Best Friends, Pets and Their People.

The book features Sunshine Coast animal lovers and their best friends in a photographic celebration of the connections they share.

Over five months last year, owners posed with their dogs, horses and cats, and less conventional pets such as cattle, goats and even a snake.

Whisper Images photographer Kathy Hill said the project was designed to raise funds for the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge (SCARS) and she presented the refuge with a cheque for more than $5000 at yesterday's launch.

"It was a no-brainer for us to want to help out," she said.

"The sort of money we're making for them can really make a big difference to an establishment like the SCARS."

SCARS president Geoff More was delighted with the donation and the project.

"I think they've done a wonderful job," he said.

"The book is a beautiful product, and it's very generous of them to hand over so much of their profit."

Mr More said the money would go towards building a new cat care centre and upgrading the outdoor area for the dogs.

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