(ANIMAL PICTURES) The beautiful black and white portraits taken by photographer Traer Scott, depict the emotions and personalities of the shelter dogs she has spent time with while volunteering. The portraits have been compiled in a book entitled “Shelter Dogs,” with a percentage of proceeds donated to the ASPCA. Read on for more on why Scott and other animal photographers believe that these photos will help raise awareness of animal rescue causes and help find homes for these abandoned dogs. — Global Animal
Photo credit: "Shelter Dogs" (Merrell 2006)

My Modern Met, Alice

I came across Traer Scott’s portraits of dogs living in American shelters and was immediately taken aback by the mix of emotions I felt. Look at these dogs’ faces and you’ll see what I mean. The Providence, Rhode Island-based photographer shoots up-close black and white portraits of shelter dogs, some of which found good homes while others were eventually euthanized.

“Photographer Traer Scott’s endearing portraits of dogs living in American shelters are irresistible and heart-rending – and make a passionate appeal to dog lovers everywhere. The portraits reveal the strikingly intense emotion, dignity and, sometimes, humour and whimsy that Scott saw in each face despite the dog’s circumstances. By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs. This book of true portraits of fifty beautiful shelter dogs is a poignant and loving tribute to all dogs.”

Shelter Dogs, the book, is available on Amazon with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Photo credit: "Shelter Dogs" (Merrell 2006)
Photo credit: "Shelter Dogs" (Merrell 2006)
Photo credit: "Shelter Dogs" (Merrell 2006)
Photo credit: "Shelter Dogs" (Merrell 2006)

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