In this photo taken on Monday, April 9, 2012, a dog looks for attention at a government-run shelter in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang has been visiting dog shelters for... more 
In this photo taken on Monday, April 9, 2012, a dog looks for attention at a government-run shelter in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang has been visiting dog shelters for two years now, making human-like portraits that give a sense of dignity and esteem to some 400 canines, in hopes of educating the public on the proper care of pets. This year Taiwanese authorities will kill an estimated 80,000 stray dogs at 38 pounds scattered throughout the island. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Wally Santana
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 1:22 AM EDT