Tom Ashmore - Documentary, Editorial, and Commercial PhotographerWelcome and thanks for stopping by!
The Orphan Train
In the UK in 2008, 96,892 stray dogs were found, rescued, and processed through local authority housing and rehoming centres. In 2011, that number rose to 126,176. It is becoming increasingly challenging to put the welfare of the animal before the physical limitations of the space allocated to temporary housing, but incredibly, even with this huge rise in strays, the number of animals put to sleep fell by one percent. It suggests authorities have adapted and improved their methods of handling animals, so I decided to spend some time photographing Cardiff Dogs Home to understand what happens to the dogs that fall under their care, the employees and volunteers who work together in sync, and how dog education and responsible ownership is the number one priority for those in the industry trying to make a dog’s life worthwhile.