Photographer Theron Humphrey traveled across the US for a portrait series, visiting rescued animals and their humans in their homes. The year-long project, called Why We Rescue, features heartwarming photos of people and their adopted pets, sharing the beautiful impact they’ve had on each other’s lives.
The photographer has put together a brilliant collection of images of these interspecies families from all 50 states. But, beyond capturing portraits of people and their rescued shelter pets, Theron delves deeper into their lives. Asking about where they were born and what kind of background (professional and otherwise) they come from, viewers are given a sense of each environment the pets are introduced to and how they enrich one another’s existence.
See more of Theron’s work here and check out the Why We Rescue Project in full (including audio interviews with each pet owner) here.