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October 23, 2013

Celebrating Animals

Readers submit their best photos to All Animals

All Animals magazine, November/December 2013

Photo submitted by Megan Priestley

For nearly six months, I had the privilege of fostering Gordy, a 5-month-old pit bull mix who was dropped at a local veterinarian’s office with an old leg injury. After Pet Rescue of Mercer agreed to take him, Gordy’s leg was amputated because the break was on a growth plate. But Gordy didn’t miss a beat. Three weeks after surgery, he was splashing in the baby pool and playing with my other dogs. When he needed a break, he cuddled beside me on the couch.

I grew up with rescued dogs and got involved with Pet Rescue because I wanted to continue helping animals. It’s great seeing new adopters’ excitement. I’ll never forget the mom of a young autistic girl who cried and hugged me when I brought over their new Labrador retriever. Such experiences make me think, “How could I not be doing this?”

This photo was taken by our volunteer photographer, Winnie Chung, when Gordy’s new mom brought him to an adoption fair for a visit. His body was all wiggles, leaving me in no doubt that he was happy in his new home.

—Megan Priestley, Hamilton, New Jersey

Do you have an inspiring photo of a favorite pet or wild animal?

Submit your inspiring photo to us for possible publication in All Animals or on our website, along with an explanation of 250 words or fewer about why it's meaningful to you.

Submitted photos should be at least 300 dpi at a size of 8" by 10" and at least 2MB. (You may also send hard copy submissions to All Animals—Your Best Shot, The HSUS, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Hard copies cannot be returned.)

Questions? Email allanimals@humanesociety.org.


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