All photos: Theron Humphrey
It's no secret that photography can be a powerful, transformative tool for shelter and rescue animals, who are often misrepresented in the media as having major behavioral or medical issues.
In the yearlong audio-visual project "Why We Rescue," photographer Theron Humphrey hopes to dismantle these myths by documenting the everyday lives of shelter and rescue animals and their owners.
You may remember Humphrey; he and his beloved, balancing coonhound Maddie (right) have hit the road quite a bit in the past several years. After concluding a 365-day, Kickstarter-funded documentary journey across all 50 U.S. states in 2012, it wasn't long before he kicked off yet another cross-country tour to promote his book Maddie On Things.
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