(AP) TAOYUAN, Taiwan — The photographer gingerly places a small, mixed-breed puppy on a platform in his makeshift studio at an animal shelter in northern Taiwan. The dog looks about 2 months old, with alert, trusting eyes and a shiny black coat.
Tou Chih-kang captures expressions, personality. He creates the kind of photos that any pet owner would love to have.
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But this puppy has no owner and will not get one. Once its photo shoot is over, it will be taken away by vets to be put down.