Second pet photo fundraiser set up to benefit animal victims of hurricane

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - David Jensen, an Anchorage photographer, has already raised thousands of dollars for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

"We're overwhelmed that we can be part of something so important," Jensen said.

On Thursday, he photographed dozens of pets - including dogs, birds and a snake - at no charge, instead asking would-be patrons of his business to instead make a donation that would be forwarded to Texas animal rescue groups.

But he's not done yet.

On Friday morning, Jensen announced his "Houston Relief Fundraiser - Part 2" on Facebook:

The suggested donation is $20 per pet with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to care groups, Jensen said. He also noted that patience is necessary as he "photographs each [animal] with care."

As for a monetary goal he might want to reach, he hasn't set one.

"I have no idea really," Jensen said. "I'm going to let that happen by itself. I really didn't anticipate the generosity we've already seen.

"Participants have been very generous," he said.

Donations of any size are accepted.

"Every bit makes a difference," Jensen said.

And, even if you choose not to purchase photos after the shoot, Jensen will still provide a photo of your pet to you via social media at no additional cost.

Jensen also said he "prefers working with dogs for this event," which will allow him to "move things along a lot quicker."

The fundraiser is currently set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at his studio, located at 8300 Briarwood St. in Anchorage.

Channel 2's Travis Khachatoorian contributed to this report.