Lisa Cervone contacted me recently to share this series of portraits she photographed for Detroit Dog Rescue, the first no-kill rescue in the metro Detroit area. Mostly pitties and pit mixes, the images are at once heartbreaking and full of hope: while their individual stories are horrifying (and sadly, a common occurrence) many of these previously-abused dogs have since found forever homes.

Detroit Dog Rescue Series by Lisa Cervone in other for humans

Detroit Dog Rescue Series by Lisa Cervone in other for humans

Detroit Dog Rescue Series by Lisa Cervone in other for humans

You can see more images of these beautiful dogs here and/or grab a print or two from Lisa’s Etsy shop!