all images via Traer Scott Photography
I have a huge soft spot in my heart for dogs. Though I don't own one (unfortunately, my apartment does not allow pets), I very much want to rescue dogs if/when the day comes for me to be a pet owner. In my never-ending internet browsing for cute pet photos, I came across Rhode Island-based photographer, Traer Scott. She photographed numerous street dogs in Mexico and Puerto Rico and these photos were published in a book called Street Dogs in 2007. Because a lot of these dogs were former pets, they were typically friendly around humans and were able to be photographed. Each photo tells a haunting story of animals surviving the best way they know how. The photos are incredibly riveting as you think about the experience each dog must have had.
The good news is that after these photos were taken, Traer (along with efforts from Puerto Rican, Latin American and American organizations) helped get a lot of the dogs sponsored and adopted into homes. If you happen to purchase the book, $0.50 of each purchase goes towards World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Are any of you pet owners? How do you feel about these photos?