Short Chain

Lenore Senior

Pueblo, United States

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If Pueblo (Every City) has its neglected poor people, what about its animals?This dog was in the neighborhood where a friend and I traveled for a photo shoot 06/04/11. Upon my companion spotting him, I chose to back the car up and get some shots of the abandoned house from inside the car. Afterward, I did exit the car, at which time the dog began to bark and lunge at me. Without his being on the short chain, he might have made short work of me, but without the short chain and with some loving attention, maybe he would be someone’s pet instead of someone’s neglected guard dog. Pueblo has a high degree of dogs on short chains, often without food, water or protection from the heat or cold. Mostly, they are left to roam, are unneutered and lack veterinary care. This is not about money or someone’s lack of it, it’s about a lack of education and a lack of heart about the care of animals. (“It’s just a dog!”) Many people still have the attitude animals exist to serve human beings and if they don’t, what use are they? Surprisingly, this dog actually has a collar. Many of Pueblo’s dogs are left to roam without one. This may not be a great work of art, but I have feelings for this animal and his beautiful blue eyes and the possibilities for a life he might have had under other circumstances.

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  • Shylie Edwards
  • Lenore Senior
  • Angie O'Connor
  • Lenore Senior
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