Mutts the Book
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.