Barking Tales

Who are those furry creatures that we chose to be our companions since aprox. 30,000 years ago? Dogs have been part of many aspects of our lives for such a long time, and still there are so many without a place to call home. Barking Tales is a personal project that intends to raise awareness of our moral commitment with the species that once we decided to domesticate to be with us.

Animals have always been close to my heart. As a pet owner and volunteer at the animal shelter at the biggest no-kill city in the United States (Austin yay!!) for almost two years, I have accumulated a series of personal stories and experiences that I visually communicate here.

A coloring book that saves lives.

I am always fascinated by creative projects that help raising awareness about the importance of compassion and the no-kill philosophy and this is, by far, one of my favorite ideas. As part of the celebration of Austin as the biggest no-kill city in the nation for five consecutive years, the Austin Animal Center launched a coloring book featuring animals that represent that spirit. For me, one of the biggest impacts of this book is that it engages the society and their kids in learning the importance of second chances and the practice of no discrimination of animals based on their age or kind. 
I am very proud and happy to be a contributing photographer to this wonderful idea, which is a very good example of the main goal of Barking Tales.

Coloring Austin Animals. All proceedings of the sells of the book go to help the homeless animals at the Austin Animal Center. You can buy the book here or directly at the Austin Animal Center.

Amalia Diaz