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Rescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs by…

Rescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs

by Raymond Bial

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Great book on how animal shelters work! This book describes how animals come to shelters, the services they provide, and how animal adoptions work. Likewise, it gives a good, straightforward history of animal rights via the ASPCA and the Humane Society, and information on how to care for companion animals. A really great book to use to introduce kids to animal welfare-- it's truthful but not horrifying. It's informative but not so overwhelming with reality that it becomes demoralizing. Very helpful! ( )
  Sandert1 | Apr 9, 2014 |
A wonderful introduction to the excellent work of what the ASPCA, HSUS, and other animal welfare organizations do to protect dogs from exploitation, abuse, and neglect, as well as the work shelters and rescue leagues do to educate the public and place them in loving homes. A great book to use for humane education. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Nearly 75 million dogs live with American families, where many sleep in our beds, walk us to school, and eat our unwanted broccoli. However, millions of dogs are born in America each year without a place to live. Most of these animals find themselves in shelters, and many, if they are not adopted, are put to sleep. Raymond Bial takes readers into the genesis of the dog overpopulation problem, covering puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders, and then he profiles a local animal shelter, sharing with readers the ins and outs of daily life there. Who runs animal shelters? Who plays with the pets? How long do they stay? And how can you adopt one?

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Looks at the problem of dog overpopulation in America; discusses the role of puppy mills, pet stores, and independent breeders; and includes a profile of a local animal shelter.

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