Isle of Dogs has served as the inspiration behind a photoshoot by Linda Blacker involving celebrity dogs Marcel le Corgi, Cockapoo Marley, Doug the Therapy Pug and Steven the Frenchy, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescue dog, Emily.
The shoot marks the release of Isle of Dogs on 6th August 2018 and it supports the RSPCA’s campaign to help raise awareness of the thousands of dogs that are abandoned every year.
Like Chief, Duke and Boss in Isle of Dogs, thousands of dogs are left to fend for themselves across England and Wales. The RSPCA received almost 20,000 calls about dogs in the last year.
The volumes of dogs being abandoned increases over summer with approximately 74 dogs abandoned every day throughout July and August.
Dermot Murphy, who heads the RSPCA inspectorate team, said: “Summer is the busiest time of year for RSPCA inspectors, especially dealing with dogs which have been abandoned because their owners have gone on holiday or they’ve decided they don’t want the responsibility of a pet anymore.” He continues, “I never fail to be amazed that despite being let down by people how loyal, loving and forgiving these abandoned dogs are – they all have unique personalities, just like the gang in Isle of Dogs. Last year the RSPCA centres and branches rehomed more than 8,500 dogs but there are still more in our care that need loving homes like Emily.”
To find out more about how you can rehome a dog just like Emily, please visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet. Take a look at some images from the shoot below:
Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 6th August 2018.