One Photographers Quest to Save Dogs in Shelters

Shannon Johnstone photographs abandoned dogs to help them find homes.
3:00 | 12/04/13

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And finally tonight, the photographer who knows that if dogs could talk, every one of them would have something special to say. So she set out to help good safe dogs in shelters speak to families who might provide a home. Abc's steve osunsami and the woman who is america strong. Reporter: Hard to believe in these photos, but these are the dogs that no one wants. At the wake county animal shelter outside raleigh. I wanted to specifically focus on the ones that had been there the longest because they're not going to have much time left. Reporter: Photographer shannon johnson says she's rescuing them one at a time with a click of her camera. She found all of them homes. How many dogs have you helped? He's number 67. Today it was harold's turn to escape from his pen at the shelter, buckle up with shannon and her husband and ride to the landfill where the magic happens. She posts her photos online where thousands come to fall in love with dogs that play and fly. I'll post their pictures on facebook at night and a lot of times I'll wake up and people are like, did they get their home yet. Reporter: This family saw carlos' picture and they adopted him the next day. If we had gone to the shelter I wouldn't have adopted him. Thanks to shannon. Reporter: She says the key is taking pictures that show the joy of the real dog, instead of the frustration that frightens families when they visit shelters. She screen each dog here for behavior and socialability but sometimes it takes convincing. Everyone has bad times and these dogs have fallen on hard times. Reporter: Which takes us back to harold. His new family saw shanon's pictures and rushed to bring him home. She's america strong. Steve osunsami, abc news, raleigh.

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