The Recycled Pet Project

A photographer and a dog lover come together, and... magic. The Recycled Pet Project is a venture by Andy Williamson and Mindy Townsend, who are photographing adoptable pets to capture their personalities and put them on display for potential new owners to see and fall in love with. The Human Society of the US estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year, and approximately 3-4 million are euthanized. Heartbreaking numbers, we know.

When Andy and Mindy go into a shelter to do a photo shoot, though, they meet all kinds of characters to feature — and they bring a new hope to the animals inside. This project is full of soul and the images of potential pets like Prince, pictured above, will make you want a new, furry family member. Today. So look through the albums carefully and support this project with a donation or an Instagram follow or maybe even an adoption.