These portraits not only help facilitate the adoption process, but also give each animal the dignity that all living beings deserve.
Phibbs adds: "I believe in the power of photography and its ability to speak the truth. These portraits not only help facilitate the adoption process, but also give each animal the dignity that all living beings deserve. Awareness of the beauty of shelter animals is also shown through the portraits. One story I love is about Little Lowell. It was one of the worst cases of abuse and neglect HSNY had seen in years. Lowell was found imprisoned in a box for a very long time; he looked like a ghost of a dog. But, after special medical care including an eye removal surgery, good food and lots of love from HSNY, Lowell recovered and was placed in the most amazing forever home. He is now truly loved and honored, living a happy life. To see him living a wonderful life (on Instagram @lowellthelhasa), brings me an incredible amount of joy and satisfaction."