PHOTOS: Black cats and dogs adoption gallery

Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News
Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News

Photographer takes stunning snaps of black cats and dogs to promote adoption - as they are 'last to be rescued and first to be euthanized'

A photographer has captured stunning snaps of black cats and dogs to promote adoption after finding out they are often the 'last to be rescued and first to be euthanized'.

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After rescuing four dogs of her own, Emma O'Brien, 38, became passionate about encouraging other to adopt as opposed to buying animals from a breeder.

As a full-time portrait photographer, Emma decided to recruit black cats and dogs who were previously unwanted to be her models for an important photoshoot.

The photos show the adorable and unique personalities of the animals, which Emma, from Centurion, South Africa, hopes will prove that they are as loving and fun as any other pet. (Caters News)

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Arizona was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Arizona was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were alldropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were alldropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Gabriel was dumped as a tiny kitten and had to be bottle fed. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Gabriel was dumped as a tiny kitten and had to be bottle fed. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Truffle was part of an unwanted litter of puppies. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Truffle was part of an unwanted litter of puppies. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
DOGG was found half starved at the side of the road. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
DOGG was found half starved at the side of the road. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
One eyed Merlin was found in a box in a car park. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
One eyed Merlin was found in a box in a car park. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Casper was in a shelter for eight years before he was adopted in February this year. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Casper was in a shelter for eight years before he was adopted in February this year. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were all dropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were all dropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Lena was used for breeding then given into a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Lena was used for breeding then given into a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Maya was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Maya was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Echo, who lives with Parker, appeared on Emmas grandmas drivewat out of nowhere one day and was full of worms. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Echo, who lives with Parker, appeared on Emmas grandmas drivewat out of nowhere one day and was full of worms. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Merlin the cat. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Merlin the cat. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Mia was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Mia was adopted from a shelter. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Parker came from an SPA. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Parker came from an SPA. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Pest-O the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Pest-O the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Red the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Red the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were all dropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Nancy, Toby and Grace were all dropped off at Pug Rescue because their owners no longer wanted them. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Bentley the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)
Bentley the dog. (Photo: Emma O' Brien/Caters News)

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