Eye On Texas: Lifelines Project Documents Austin’s Homeless and Their Pets

Norah Levine
Norah Levine

Lifelines is a multimedia project honoring the relationship between Austin’s homeless and their pets. The project is inspired by Austin’s 4PAWS (For People and Animals Without Shelter) program. The homeless rely on their pets for many things, the most important of which is companionship, but limited personal resources mean that most veterinary care is out of reach. The 4PAWS program was established to address this need, providing free spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and emergency surgery and treatment. These photographs are a reminder of the commonality between all people who choose to share their lives with animals.

Lifelines is on exhibit at Austin’s City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St., April 15-29.

See more of Austin photographer Norah Levine’s work.

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