‘Why We Rescue’ project is working to change perceptions about shelter pets

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Theron Humphrey, a photographer who attained fame with his photo book, “Maddie on Things” – in which his coonhound, Maddie, was photographed happily perched atop things such as bicycles, skateboards, light posts, and more – has taken on a new project sponsored by Purina ONE called, “Why We Rescue”.

Maddie On Things

Book, Maddie On Things, by Theron Humphrey

Why We Rescue is a story-telling documentary that shares how shelter/rescue pets can transform our lives for the better. Humphrey spent most of last year traveling across all 50 states taking photos of rescued shelter animals and interviewing the animals’ owners to tell their everyday stories and share what makes shelter pets so great. He highlighted one rescued shelter pet story for each state. To see Humphry’s “Why We Rescue” photos visit his website, ThisWildIdea.com.

Humphrey Theron / thiswildidea.com This adopted dog, Radley,  lives in Montana with owner Kathleen

Humphrey Theron / thiswildidea.com
This adopted dog, Radley, lives in Montana with owner Kathleen

Purina ONE saw Humphrey’s “Why We Rescue” project as a perfect way to help shelter pets by shining a light on what makes them so wonderful. By partnering with shelters all over the country and supporting projects such as Theron Humphrey’s, “Why We Rescue”, Purina ONE is working hard to change perceptions and show the world how awesome every pet can be.

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