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April 21, 2014

Celebrating Animals

Readers submit their best photos to All Animals magazine

All Animals magazine, May/June 2014

Featherbottom charmed her way into a sanctuary visitor's heart. Barbi Lazarus

Several years ago, my mother and I stayed at a bed-and-breakfast in Ontario. It was a magical place, surrounded by green pastures, with rescued chickens, sheep, goats, guinea pigs, and chinchillas.

After a wonderful four-course breakfast with incredible vegan waffles, we went out to visit the animals, including this rescued duck named Featherbottom. We fed her treats and she followed us around, often stopping to pose for the camera like a supermodel.

I find it amazing that animals rescued from such horrible situations can still be so welcoming. I was a complete stranger coming to Featherbottom's home, and all she wanted to do was make friends. I also find it inspiring to know that despite all the cruelty in the world, there are people devoting their lives to helping animals.

—Barbi Lazarus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Do you have an inspiring photo of a favorite pet, rescued farm animal, 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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