One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter

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No Voice Unheard, 2003 - Nature - 145 pages
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Half the households in America include an animal companion. Yet, each year, community shelters take in six to eight million unwanted dogs and cats who face an uncertain fate. With compelling photos and moving vignettes, this book chronicles the true stories of 75 animals who entered a typical U.S. animal shelter during one week witnessed and documented by the authors.
 

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Having volunteered in a nokill shelter for many years this book brought forth the realization that I was going through life with blinders on. A person can not read this book and continue to look the ... Read full review

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A compelling book, beautifully written with stories that will make you smile and make you cry and will make you angry at mans inhumanity towards our four footed friends.
For animals who give so
much and ask so little it is incomprehensible to me why they end up in such desperate situations and yet world wide they do. The lucky ones get a second chance and a new home with loving caring families. The lucky ones are the smallest % of the whole problem.
A must read book that even as your eyes are tearing up you can't put it down - unlike so many of the animals that are put down every day. It was a privelege to read this book.
Cheers
Maureen
The Scribbly Bark Poet
http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/
 

Contents

REMEMBERING LARRY
vii
THE MIRACLE OF LIFE
29
three kittens Pumpkin Pie Neighborhood Dog
47
IN THE ARMS OF A STRANGER
71
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
97
ANOTHER WEEK BEGINS
128
HONORING THEM ALL
141
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About the author (2003)

Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer are former shelter workers whose experience with animal advocacy spans over twenty years, from hands-on animal care to community education and activisim. Authors reside in Santa Cruz, CA (Nothern California)

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