This heartbreaking photo & # 39; s called "Last Moments & # 39; will bring a tear to the eye of every pet owner.
The series examines the intimacy of the bond between humans and animals, especially at the end of a pet's life, before and after passing home with their owner.
In the course of a year in 2017 to 2018, the photos were taken with the co-operation of the dog owners in Tampa Bay, Florida, who were assisted by vets of Lap of Love, a euthanasia at pets at home. service that ensures a peaceful passing home.
The inspiration of photographer Ross Taylor came after he & # 39; deeply touched & # 39; was by seeing a friend struggling with the deterioration of the health of her own pet and her decision to use euthanasia.
Taylor is a Denver-based freelance photographer and filmmaker and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this collection of moving images.
Olesya Lykovi screams out of fear, moments after the death of her dog, Sam. Just before that, she looked at Dr. Dani McVety (right) and asked: "Is he gone?", Nodded Dani and said: "He now has his wings."
& # 39; I have tried to do more, I have tried to do everything I could. But they said I can not do anything anymore, "Kiara Manrique said as she wept about the loss of her dog. Her sister, Kimberly (left), and veterinarian Nil Wilkins (pictured) who later contacted to comfort her while her two other dogs watched
Marquita Leibe walked back and forth just before she stooped to be with her dog, Daisy, minutes before she fell asleep. Shortly after her husband Donald (right) stepped outside to form herself, overwhelmed with grief
While the sun is setting during a late summer evening, Kai (right) feels that something is wrong with his fellow dog, Asia. He follows dutifully behind Rob Peterson and Dr. Dani McVety. Soon with the help of Carrie, the sister of Rob, Asia on the farm will be buried
Carrie Peterson dropped sunflowers over the grave of her dog, Asia, on the farm. The smell of freshly turned earth is what I remember and how peacefully Asia looked in & # 39 ;, said photographer Ross Taylor
Leigh Zahn is alone on her bed as she fights tears and puts her dog, Spencer, one last time on her lap. This moving image was taken just after Spencer died
Coco was there for me when he was working & # 39 ;, said Rebecca Cassity while she was fighting tears. Her husband, Drew, was in the army. Dr. McVety reassures her with a hug and comforting words: & # 39; This is a better treatment than any of us would get & # 39;
Dog Heidi looked up at Bob Lutz, shortly before being euthanized because of recent significant health declines. The wife of Bob, Cindy, is here (right) watched by their other dog, Winnie, through the glass of the white door behind them
Darcy Jones (left) talks to Dr. Loren Gassler about her dog, Alli, 15, who had some balance problems and struggled with a diagnosis of cancer. Dr. Gassler did a hospice visit for Jones to give some suggestions for the best way to deal with the remaining time they would have together. "Dr. Gassler, and so many others like her, are great at what they do and help the painful transition every day without drawing attention to themselves. They have my respect & # 39 ;, said photographer Ross Taylor
Vanessa Gangadyal comforts her son, eight-year-old Ian, while her husband, Michael Gangadyal, lives their dog, Ally, just after his death. Founded by Dani McVety, the organization, Lap of Love, together with Caring Pathways has provided a peaceful e-long service for & # 39; home & # 39 ;.
Wendy Lehr cuddled beside her dog, Mimosa, shortly after she died, surrounded by family members. Taylor expresses the greatest gratitude for those who work at Lap of Love and Caring Pathways, and added: "It could not be done without their willingness to participate and believe in the project … They have my respect & # 39;