Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct 16, 2011 - Nature - 312 pages
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Do you love cats, dogs and other pets? Do you want to do more to help protect and advocate for these pets, but don't know where to start? Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society, to protect animals from harm inflicted by humans, and allow them to live happily in an environment that appreciates their unique qualities. Regardless of career or lifestyle, anyone can become an advocate for pets in a growing movement to defend the defenseless. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and offers practical tips to get involved, from donating money to volunteering at animal shelters, from opposing animal experimentation to raising children to protect animals. Defending the Defenseless is perfect for anyone who loves animals and is seeking guidance on how to get involved.
 

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Contents

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Where Do You Stand?
1
Becoming an Animal Advocate Where to Start
9
Staying Strong and Resilient Overcoming Conflict and Compassion Fatigue
23
Humane Education Kids Helping Animals
35
Advocating for Shelter Animals Ending Outdated and Questionable Shelter Practices
51
Models for Thriving Animal Organizations Saving More Lives through Innovation
79
Saving a Life Transporting Shelter Animals
105
Preventing Cruelty and Neglect of Animals
117
Using Your Words to Benefit Animals
197
Communicating With and Healing Animals
205
Keeping People and Pets Together Everyone Can Help
225
Conclusion Welcome to the Journey
237
Pound Seizure Fact Sheet
243
Humane Euthanasia Fact Sheet
249
Notes
253
Resources
269

Protecting Feral Cats
137
Animal Emergency Preparedness Disaster Response Search and Rescue
155
Attorneys Advocating for Animals
167
Lobbying for Animals
185
Index
271
About the Author
277
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Allie Phillips is an author, attorney and advocate for the protection of animals and vulnerable victims. She is a former prosecuting attorney who has worked for the National District Attorneys Association where she launched the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse. She was previously employed with American Humane Association as the Vice President of Public Policy and Vice President of Human-Animal Strategic Initiatives. Allie is a nationally-recognized expert on issues involving animal protection and advocacy. She is a volunteer with King Street Cats (Alexandria, VA) and Vice President of No Paws Left Behind. She co-founded Michiganders for Shelter Pets, is a council member of the Michigan State Bar Animal Law Section, on the steering committee of the National Link Coalition, and a Practitioner Member of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association. To learn more, please visit www.alliephillips.com.

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