Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

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Wiley, Feb 12, 2010 - Pets - 256 pages
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A compelling true story of one dog's rescue from a Pennsylvania puppy mill

This touching narrative uses the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to tell the story of America's hidden puppy mills-commercial kennels that breed dogs in horrific living conditions and churn out often-diseased and emotionally damaged puppies for sale.

Saving Gracie chronicles how one little dog is transformed from a bedraggled animal worn out from bearing puppies into a loving, healthy member of her new family; and how her owner, Linda Jackson, is changed from a person who barely tolerated dogs to a woman passionately determined not only to save Gracie's life, but also to get the word out about the millions of American puppy mill dogs who need our help.

  • A touching story of survival and redemption
  • Written by award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
  • Newsworthy issues call animal lovers to action

Join journalist Carol Bradley as she draws back the curtain on the world of illegal puppy production in Saving Gracie.

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User Review  - c.archer - LibraryThing

A good look at the puppy mill industry and the fight to find a way to regulate them and reduce the demand for pure breed dogs which keeps this industry thriving. A candid look at the lives of these dogs and how loving adopters find a way to give their dogs a better life. Read full review

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User Review  - ATechwreck - LibraryThing

A horrifying look into the world of puppy mills. Bradley leads the reader through a very painful expose on the world of dog breeding. Gracie, a Cavalier King Charles, is rescued from an infamous ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Carol Bradley is a former newspaper reporter who studied Animal Law as a 2004 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She spent twenty-six years covering the U.S. Congress and state legislatures in Tennessee and New York and writing features and investigative stories in Montana.

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