17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
“I’ve loved you for so long,” said Juliet Rubio as she laid by her dog, Dingo. “I hate this, I hate this,” she said over and over again before the final injection. “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.” The photograph was taken on August 2, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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