Des images déchirantes illustrant la tristesse des propriétaires qui disent leurs derniers adieux à leurs chiens

Il y a des moments tristes dans la vie et perdre un animal de compagnie est l'une des souffrances les plus déchirantes qu'une famille qui aime les animaux puisse vivre.

Vous trouverez donc dans cette galerie un groupe d'images qui montrent la souffrance causée par la perte de leurs chiots.

C'est une démonstration de l'intimité du lien humain-animal, en particulier à la fin de la vie d'un animal, avant et après la mort à la maison avec son propriétaire.

Elles ont été prises au cours d'une année de 2017 à 2018.

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This is a long post, so bear with me, but I want the pending images to have proper context. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a photographic project and feature-length film that explores the last moments people share with their pets before and after an at-home pet euthanasia. · I recognize this topic carries a lot of emotional weight. I have an immense amount of respect for those who are going through this. It’s one of the most intense moments I’ve ever witnessed. The human animal-bond is one that shouldn’t be overlooked – when someone says they’re going through the loss of a pet, I now more fervently understand just how devastating that can be. Those who are going through this, I can attest that at-home pet euthanasia can be a much more peaceful passing. If you’re going through this now, feel free to reach out for support. · I reached out to a number of organizations while exploring this topic and one - Lap of Love, responded immediately. I can’t thank Paula Ford enough for responding to that email. Her kindness opened the connection with the founder, Dr.Dani McVety. I’m also profoundly thankful to Dani for her trust while documenting these sacred spaces. She is one of the most impressive people I have ever met. · I also want to thank all the veterinarians, and the rest of the staff at Lap of Love. This thanks also includes the folks at Caring Pathways in Denver. All of them are amazing people, and have my deep respect. · I appreciate Thomas Simonetti and the folks over at Washington Post Visuals for taking the care and time to publish the images as well. Thomas, thank you so much. Thank you once again to the Washington Post for publishing this. I'm exceedingly grateful: https://wapo.st/2F4xfiu Over the next week or so I’ll be posting images from the project. Image caption: Olesya Lykovi cries out in anguish, moments after the death of her dog, Sam. Moments before, she looked at Dr. Dani McVety, at right and asked, “Is he gone?” Dani nodded and said, “He has his wings now.” #love #pets #lastmoments

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Les photographies montrent des animaux domestiques qui ont reçu une euthanasie domestique, un service qui permet une fin tranquille à la maison, avec la coopération des propriétaires de chiens de la région de Tampa Bay en Floride.

L'inspiration du photographe Ross Taylor vient du fait qu'il a été "profondément ému" par un ami qui se débattait avec la détérioration de la santé de son propre animal et sa décision de recourir à l'euthanasie.

Olesya Lykovi a crié d'angoisse à la mort de son chien, Sam. Quelques instants auparavant, il a regardé le Dr Dani McVety et lui a demandé :

"Est-il parti ?"

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“There’s never enough time,” said Donnie Leibe. "We never have them long enough," he added shortly before his dog, Daisy, at left, is put to sleep. • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments

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Dani a hoché la tête et a dit :

"Il a maintenant ses ailes"

"J'ai essayé de faire tout ce que je pouvais. Mais ils ont dit qu'il n'y avait rien d'autre que je pouvais faire,"

dit Kiara Manrique en pleurant. Sa sœur Kimberly (à gauche) et son vétérinaire Nil Wilkins (hors photo) l'ont consolée sous les yeux de ses deux autres chiens.

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“I always felt safe with him,” said Juliet Rubio as she laid by her dog, Dingo, who is 12. “I hate this, I hate this,” she said over and over again before the passing of Dingo. “He’s given me so much comfort.” As he started to die she cried over him saying over and over, “I love you, I love you. Soon, you’re going to be free again.” • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments •

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Marquita Leibe a marché d'un côté à l'autre juste avant de se pencher pour être près de son chien, Daisy, quelques minutes avant qu'il ne s'endorme.

Peu de temps après, son mari Donald est parti se reposer, accablé de douleur.

Au crépuscule, un jour d'été, Kai sent que quelque chose n'allait pas avec son chien, Asia. Il rejoint calmement Rob Peterson et le Dr Dani McVety. Avec l'aide de Carrie, la sœur de Rob, Asia sera enterrée à la ferme.

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“What am I going to do? What am I going to do?” David Thompson cries over and over shortly before his dog, Spartan, was later euthanized on their house boat located in Port Hudson, Florida. "You’re the best friend I could ever have, you’re my first mate" he said. At right is his wife, Marie.. • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments •

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Carrie Peterson a laissé pousser des tournesols sur la tombe de son chien, Asia, à la ferme.

"L'odeur des terres nouvellement converties est ce dont je me souviens et à quel point Asie était paisible ",

a déclaré le photographe Ross Taylor.

Leigh Zahn s'assoit sur son lit tout en essayant de retenir ses larmes et dort avec son chien, Spencer, sur ses genoux pour la dernière fois. L'image a été prise quelques instants après la mort de Spencer.

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Marquita Leibe paced back and forth shortly before bending down to be near her dog, Daisy, minutes before she is put to sleep. At right is her husband, Donald. Shortly after, he stepped outside to compose himself, overwhelmed with grief. • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments •

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"Coco était là pour moi"

, dit Rebecca Cassity, alors qu'elle en pleurait.

Son mari, Drew, était dans l'armée. Dre McVety la rassure avec un câlin et des mots de réconfort :

"C'est un meilleur traitement que n'importe lequel d'entre nous en recevrait."

Heidi a regardé Bob Lutz quelques instants avant qu'elle ne soit tuée en raison de ses problèmes de santé. La femme de Bob, Cindy, est vue par son autre chien, Winnie, à travers la vitre de la porte blanche derrière eux.

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Vanessa Gangadyal consoles her son, Ian, 8 while her husband Michael Gangadyal pets their dog, Ally, shortly it’s passing. At right is Erica Unz, a veterinarian with a deep compassion, who comforts the family in the difficult moment. • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments •

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Darcy Jones parle au Dr Loren Gassler de son chien, Alli, 15 ans, qui avait des problèmes d'équilibre et avait des problèmes avec un diagnostic de cancer.

Gassler faisait une visite à l'hospice pour Jones, afin d'offrir quelques suggestions sur la meilleure façon de gérer le temps qu'ils auraient encore à passer ensemble.

"Le Dr Gassler, et beaucoup d'autres comme elle, sont incroyables dans ce qu'ils font et aident la douloureuse transition quotidienne, sans attirer l'attention. Ils ont mon respect ",

a déclaré le photographe Ross Taylor.

Vanessa Gangadyal réconforte son fils Ian, huit ans, tandis que son mari, Michael Gangadyal, caresse Ally peu après sa mort.

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Wendy Lehr met Dr. Erica Unz with tears in her eyes. As they settled into the living room, thunder boomed outside. A heavy rain pattered against the roof. Mimosa, center, didn’t move and Wendy Lehr notices it. “She’s normally scared of it.” After awhile, Erica Unz asked if they’re ready. “I don’t know if we’ll ever be ready, but I guess it’s time," she said before starting to openly sob. It was one of the hardest cases I've witnessed and brought me to tears immediately. I felt so sad for them. • Today will be my last day posting on the project, "Last Moments". Thanks for everyone who has reached out along the way, it's meant a lot to me. • “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy of the human-animal bond - specifically, the last moments before, and after, the passing of a pet at home with their owner. It is a somber, and intense, testimony to the bond and the pain that comes when it is broken. • This series looks at the intense connection shared between people and their pets. The decision to have at-home pet euthanasia is part of an emerging trend (to have end of life care in the home, instead of in a clinic). Nationally, scores of pet owners go through this painful experience each year. It’s important to note the immense care and compassion that the veterinarian community demonstrates towards the families going through this. • It's also important for people going through this to know they're not alone in their grief, and importantly, that their grief is not to be taken lightly. #love #pets #lastmoments •

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Fondé par Dani McVety, l'organisme Lap of Love collabore avec Caring Pathways et offre un service d'euthanasie à domicile.

Wendy Lehr et son chien, Mimosa, se sont blottis l'un contre l'autre peu après sa mort, entourés de membres de sa famille. Taylor exprime sa plus profonde gratitude à ceux qui travaillent à Lap of Love and Caring Pathways.

"Cela ne peut se faire sans votre volonté de participer et votre foi dans le projet. Ils me respectent",

dit-il.

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