~ Animal Rescue… Shelter Dogs… “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure”… mightydogshasta ~

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Landfill Dogs by North Carolina based photographer, Shannon Johnstone, is a series of photos of shelter dogs taken at a park built on top of a landfill.This is a project that you want to know more about. Take a look, you won’t be sorry. http://bit.ly/HQY8V6

Photo: “Rose, impoundment #82564” by Shannon Johnstone (landfilldogs.info, Landfill Dogs)

Karen B. London, PhD
Photographing Shelter Dogs on Walks
Weekly journey is uplifting
November 14, 2013

The dogs that Shannon Johnstone takes on walks are experiencing a freedom that they haven’t known in a long time, if ever. Each week, she brings one dog with her to a park that was built on top of an old landfill and observes the dog enjoying a rare moment of happiness. She photographs them on their walk and once they reach the top, which is about 500 feet up and one of the highest places in the area.

Johnstone is an art professor and professional photographer who has been photographing dogs, many of them Pit Bulls, from the Wake County Animal Center for over a year. These dogs have been living in the shelter, and some have been there over a year. A lot of the dogs she has photographed have been adopted. Some are still waiting for a family to choose them. A few have been euthanized.

The old trash pile turned landfill where they walk reminds Johnstone that people have treated these dogs as disposable and tossed them away just like we pitch trash. She emphasizes that these are good dogs, but that they’re just unlucky. Her experience, perspective and photographs reveal that well-known truth: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Thanks for checking this out…

WOOF !!!

MightyDog Shasta

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