All photos: Norah Levine
The project, called Lifelines, benefits 4PAWS ("For People and Animals Without Shelter"), an advocacy program run by the Animal Trustees of Austin that helps provide veterinary care to homeless people's pets in need of spaying, neutering, vaccinations, emergency surgery and more.
"I've had people look at me and say 'Aw, man, you neglect your dog,' and then they get to looking at her and they see how big and healthy she is, and they change their mind," Pops explains. "They can't believe she's that healthy with me living out here on the streets."
Watch the video below to learn more about the project and the people featured:
Thanks to a collaboration with audio producer Gabrielle Amstar, these touching photos are also paired with short audio clips that provide a brief glimpse into the experience of caring for animals out on the streets. Visit the Lifelines website to listen to the audio stories, and continue below to see more of Levine's photos.
Maggie and Eric
Courtney and Calvin
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