Lost but Found by Peter Sharp
Lost but Found is a project that was initiated as a result of Peter Sharp’s work as the volunteer photographer and ambassador for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.
Every week he would see and hear amazing stories of animals in the Home. Some stories had sad beginnings with happy endings, while others simply had sad endings. Over time, he felt the need to document and share these stories 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 this project he also wanted 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 the process of collecting these stories, he has been fortunate to meet many amazing animals and their new owners. These stories are not just about how the animals have been saved; in many cases they also reflect how the animals have saved their new owners.
In Lost but Found (published by Macmillan Australia) , you will meet forty special dogs who have spent time at the Home. 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 this book is just a tiny sampling of the dogs who have come through the shelter and positively changed people’s lives forever.
About Peter Sharp
Peter Sharp is a Sydney-based photographer 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.
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.
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.
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