Bankwell has announced the re-launch of its Bankwell Pet Adoption Project that creates awareness about the many dogs and cats in need of homes at animal shelters throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. This is the second year for the program, which features photos and information about available dogs and cats on billboards, ads, social media, the bank’s website, and throughout all of the bank’s branches. The bank kicked off the program in the spring of 2017, and the adoption rate at local shelters spiked — with more than 75% of featured animals finding a home last year.
Portraits of the featured animals are made possible by local photographer Michael Bagley (michaelbagleyphoto.com). Bagley is passionate about animal rescue, and he devotes hundreds of hours each year, working with animal shelters and rescues to photograph adoptable dogs and cats. Over the last 10 years, he has volunteered his time to photograph tens of thousands of shelter animals seeking a home.