Flower Power: These adorable pit bulls on Instagram will steal your heart

A New York-based photographer is utilizing Instagram and a few well-placed flower hats in a marketing campaign to avoid wasting pit bulls.

Sophie Gamand launched “Flower Energy: Pit Bulls of the Revolution” final August in response to the truth that American euthanizes about 1.2 million canine yearly and it’s estimated that 75 p.c of them are pit bulls. Focusing on photographing canine in New York Metropolis shelters, Gamand writes on her web site:

Pit bulls are sometimes highly effective canine who’re very loyal. Like some other breed, they want correct care, coaching and socialization. Sadly, due to their unhealthy picture, they’ve the repute of being harmful, therefore attracting irresponsible main homeowners. Pit bulls have grow to be the disposable canine of America.

To fight the perceptions that every one pit bulls are violent, Gamand pictures them with “flower crowns” on their heads. Each canine she captures is from a shelter ready for adoption.

The pictures are stunning and disturbing. She posts them on Instagram for her viewers of about 27,000 followers.

Watch the Mashable video about Gamand and her work under, and also you’ll by no means take a look at pit bulls the identical once more:

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