Families share accomplishments, create valuable memories. Photos: ©2009 Rebecca Hammel.
"I feel special because this project has taught me how to work with animals. I think animals should be treated kindly because animals have feelings too. You many never know what an animal has been through. Treating that animal unkindly will make them feel unloved. I hope that my photographs will help people see that animals are special and should be treated with love." Shelby Smith, 5th grade