Refugee Dogs

PhotographerGavin Klarmann
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

These "refugee" dogs fled from the terrible abuse of their owners and literally found refuge in a shelter in Johannesburg. To make matters worse, the shelter itself was threatened with closure if certain upgrades to the facilities were not implemented. The community pulled together with donations of money, food and equipment. Dozens of peopled spent a weekend repairing and cleaning the shelter. Thankfully, the "refugee" dogs were saved once again from bleak circumstances.