Mutts the Book

Indwe - - Books - By Emma O’Brien

Award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher Emma O’Brien brings the sto­ries of shel­ter dogs to life with Mutts the Book. This book, which cap­tures the quirky char­ac­ters, gut-wrench­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, hi­lar­i­ous an­tics, and heart-warm­ing doggy smiles of res­cue dogs, is a must-have for any an­i­mal lover. While it cer­tainly puts the spot­light on the grow­ing num­ber of res­cue dogs in South Africa and the world at large, Mutts is far more than just a beau­ti­ful cof­fee-ta­ble book. Pro­ceeds from the book sup­port lo­cal res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tions Sand­ton SPCA and CLAW (Com­mu­nity Led An­i­mal Wel­fare), while the book it­self also aims to help peo­ple re­think the idea of “mutts” them­selves. The con­stant de­mand for pure-bred dogs has led to an in­crease in puppy mills as well as an in­crease in mixed-breed dogs who are not deemed to be pure enough. De­spite the pop­u­lar­ity of pure-breds, count­less stud­ies show that mixed-breed species are stronger, more re­silient, and far less likely to fall ill from the ef­fects of over-breeding and con­gen­i­tal con­di­tions. Mutts the Book is avail­able from www.em­mao­brien.pho­tog­ra­phy and se­lected Ex­clu­sive Books branches.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.