Jonah was photographed at the SPCA of Wake County, North Carolina, and was available for adoption at the time this image was captured. The project is another effort to rally the arts to help solve the problem of over 3.7 million domestic pets that are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters each year due to an unwanted status. The puzzle concept is used as a metaphor that reaches out to the viewer to help solve the puzzle of unwanted pets, and to become the missing piece in their lives through adoption. Saving Jonah was accepted, by jurors, into three salons at the 2015 Austrian Trierenberg Super Circuit, an annual photography competition held in Linz, Austria, that attracts hundreds of thousands of submissions from all across the globe. It is considered one of the largest photography salons in the World.