With the success of our 2018 calendar, the Drakenstein Animal Rescue (DAR) calendar has become my yearly charity project. We raised over R40 000 from our 2018 calendar, every cent going towards rescuing animals, helping the poor look after their animals and sterilising animals, our aim is to go bigger with the 2019 calendar and I can confirm that has already happened! I just love doing this charity work! This year I photographed 12 of their rescued animals, coming from such harsh circumstances, today these pets are so happy and loved where they are living now. It was such a privilege to be part of this creation, we are so proud of all of them. Our featured Christmas pup this year is the well known Samantha who was rescued out of a storm pipe by a little girl, super brave to climb into the pipe to help Samantha out, because only a small child could fit onto the pipe. Samantha was named after the little girl who saved her. Such a special story <3
Thank you to the DAR for rescuing and changing so many animal’s lives, you don’t know how much it means to our community and thank you for asking me to photograph these lovely animals!
Special thank you to the new pet owners for taking in these abused and neglected animals and loving them with all your heart, giving them hope, love and a new life.
CONTACT myself @ , the DAR via their FB page (link at the top) or Luzanne Loubser @ to purchase your calendar. It will be a wall calendar, wire bound, displaying these 12 images, sold at a mere R100 per calendar and almost A4 in size. They will make amazing christmas gifts and all funds will go towards the animals.
DAR: Read more about what this organisation does on their FB page. Each calendar page will also display a before image of each animal (you won’t believe what you see!) and a mini bio of their journey of survival, wish I could take them all home!
Photographer & Image Editor: Charlene Vernooy – Vernooy Photography
Calendar Designer: Louise Venter - JLF Designs
Organiser of this project: Luzanne Loubser-Mostert
All done out of love!
(Charlene Vernooy - Vernooy Photography has ownership and copyright of these images. No using, copying, editing, printing of these images without my permission.)
Please click on the image to view the gallery and see all our models below.