'Rescue Me' features sixty-four dog adoption portraits and stories, photographed by fashion photographer Richard Phibbs and told by writer, activist, and teacher Richard Jonas.
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Credit: Richard Phibbs / Aperture

Fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs, whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue China, Entertainment Weekly, and more, has taken his talents to help homeless dogs. Working with the Humane Society of New York, Phibbs donated his time and services to take portraits of dogs up for adoption in order to help them find their "forever homes."

Rescue Me, available now ($15.95; barnesandnoble.com), features the best of these photographs, alongside the backstories of each dog, detailing "often-shocking circumstances of abandonment and rejection," and, after being rescued, "the joy experienced in the new homes," according to a release.

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Credit: Richard Phibbs / Aperture

"My portraits of homeless animals are not meant to make people feel sad. The goal is to find every animal a home," said Phibbs.

Royalties from the sale of the book will benefit the Humane Society of New York, which, since its founding in 1904, has "[cared] for animals in need when illness, injury, or homelessness strikes."

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