He Befriended 4,000 Dogs to Get Their Side of the Story
An author wanted to set the record straight about what life is like for four-legged New Yorkers. So, he interviewed some — and their humans — for a new book.
Dogs in New York City have a miserable life — that’s what Ken Foster kept hearing. How could they not? Many live in tiny apartments. Most do not have backyards to romp around in. They are bored at home all day while their owners toil long hours.
Mr. Foster’s job is to help dogs (and cats, too). He runs a community outreach program in the Bronx for the Animal Care Centers of NYC, a nonprofit that operates the city’s animal shelters. The program provides free vaccinations, training and food to pets whose owners are struggling financially. Mr. Foster, 54, also writes books about dogs.
He has met more than 4,000 dogs in their homes, in their neighborhoods and with the people they love. Lots of them are happy. So Mr. Foster and a photographer, Traer Scott, decided to tell some of the canines’ stories in a new book, “City of Dogs.”
Read brief interview at NYT.