Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue

A Puppy's Rescue From Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth

Book - 2012
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When journalist Kim Kavin decided that she wanted a puppy, she did what millions of people do every year: clicked on an online photo and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle--advertised as healthy and near her home in New Jersey--was actually a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. Blue had arrived in the Northeast with at least a dozen other dogs in an RV that is just one among countless transports whose sponsors are dedicating their efforts to saving dogs by any means possible. Blue was happy and friendly, but he seemed to have endured some unusual albeit unknown ordeal. The dog's manner prompted Kavin to trace his history all the way back to a long row of cages where Blue had been tagged to be put down in just three more days. Little Boy Blue is the true story of one sweet puppy's journey of survival. It's also a shocking exposé that describes a brutal ongoing reality inside some of this country's taxpayer-funded shelters. But Little Boy Blue also tells an inspiring story of the grass-roots rescue network that has exploded across the nation in recent years. Readers will come to know and love a very special dog who now brings smiles to the faces of everyone he meets. From a single click of Kim Kavin's computer mouse, Blue's journey of a lifetime began. This is the story of Little Boy Blue, told with candor and a great deal of love.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, c2012.
ISBN: 9780764165269
Characteristics: 306 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jun 28, 2013

For anyone who is concerned about pet overpopulation, this book will be a great read. It shows the good and bad of rescues, shelters, animal control and large animal welfare organizations, with lots of touching doggie anecdotes to spice things up. It's a great read, which I recommend with Nathan Winograd's Book: Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Movement in America.

sablegirl Oct 01, 2012

This book delves into the terrible kill shelters, mainly in the South, and what happens to dogs in these shelters. It also tells the happy story of the author's own journey to bring home her adopted dog, Blue. There is a great deal of information for those interested in adopting dogs, some not so happy, but informative information, also. This is not a book that makes you feel guilty if you don't adopt a shelter dog. I do recommend this book because it is informative, interesting, heartwarming and definitely worth the read.

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