Animal Shelter Portraits

By Mark Ross
(Mark Batty Publisher, Hardcover, 9781935613343, 96pp.)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012

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Description

Every week thousands of abandoned dogs and cats are picked up from city streets and put into shelters, where they wait for people to adopt them. Those lucky enough to find a home leave the kennels within a couple of days; those who do not are euthanized. In Animal Shelter Portraits, photographer Mark Ross turns an unflinching eye on the unfortunate animals stranded at kill shelters. Animal Shelter Portraits provides deeply compassionate and haunting portraits of our furred friends.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to No Kill Advocacy Center, a national organization: www.nokilladvocacycenter.org.




About the Author

Mark Ross is a New York-based photographer whose work centers on animals. His photographs have been used by groups promoting animal welfare and he has exhibited in New York City. A former volunteer with New York City Animal Care and Control, Ross has had unparalleled access to behind-the-scenes operations at New York's shelters.

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