An eight-year-old from Powys who won big at last year’s RSPCA Young Photographer Awards has volunteered her skills to take pictures of rescue pets to help them find homes.

Jamie Smart, from Llandrindod Wells, took her camera along to the RSPCA’s Newbrook Farm Animal Centre in Birmingham on Wednesday, January 31 to take snaps of the rescue pets in need of homes.

The eight-year-old talented photographer, known online as Eagle Eyed Girl, volunteered her time as she wanted to help animals who have been abandoned, or cruelly treated get their second chance at happiness in loving new homes.

The Birmingham-based centre rehomed 737 animals last year - but hopes to rehome even more this year thanks to Jamie’s photography skills.

Jamie Smart RSPCA animal photos
Some of the animals Jamie has snapped. Clockwise (from top left): Meatball the white and ginger cat, Diamond the crossbreed rabbit, Mr Chips the black and white cat and Pots the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Images supplied)

Deborah Caffull, RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Centre Manager, said: “We were so grateful to Jamie for coming along and taking some absolutely stunning photographs of the animals in our care, from dogs to cats to rabbits. We’re so busy at the centre looking after the animals so the team is over the moon to have her support as it goes a long way to helping us find homes when we have stunning pictures to help promote them.

“By using her images we are confident we will soon find homes for the animals, and this was an amazing gift for the RSPCA’s 200th anniversary this year.”

Eight-year-old Jamie, who won the RSPCA’s photography competition in December with her image of a turkey called Frederick, is committed to wildlife and animal photography and hopes to help inspire other children to learn about animals through her photography work.

Jamie said: “I loved doing the photo shoot and really enjoyed my time there. I learnt a lot from the experience. All the people there were really nice and friendly and helpful.

“The animals did really well since it was their first ever photo shoot! I hope they all find new homes very soon.”