New photography book profiles the animals of Sydney's Dogs and Cats Home
Lost but Found, a new book by photographer Peter Sharp, shares the incredible stories and images of 40 dogs who have been lost and then found thanks to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.
Sydney Dogs & Cats Home is unique in its ability and commitment to find that 'one in a million' owner for animals in their care, as well as that 'one in a million' pet for people looking to adopt.
The new book is a passion project for Sydney-based photographer Peter Sharp, who has "had a love of animals for as long as he can remember."
Sharp does all the photography for the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, while also running his business, Tame & Wild Studio, and volunteering his services at three not-for-profit organisations.
Through his volunteer work, he says he felt the need to document and share stories of the animals with the purpose of educating people as to how and why the animals ended up at the shelter and highlight the love and care they received while in the Home’s care.
Through the project he also wanted to inform people about the steps that can be taken to ensure their pet doesn’t end up in a shelter or pound, as well as share the benefits of adopting a rescue animal.
In Lost but Found (published by Macmillan Australia), Sharp has photographed forty dogs who have spent time at the Home. According to the press information about the book, some of the tales are confronting, while some are devastatingly sad. Other stories are uplifting and joyful, showing the best of dog- and human-kind. The collection featured in the book is just a tiny sampling of the dogs who have come through the shelter and positively changed people’s lives forever.
100% of the royalties from the sale of Lost but Found will go directly to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home where it is needed most; to help them look after all of their furry and feathered residents.
About Sydney Dogs and Cats Home
Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is Sydney's only charity pound and community facility. The Home has been taking care of Sydney's lost, abandoned, and neglected pets since 1946. Today, they open their doors to 3,000 pets each year, servicing multiple council areas across Sydney.