The heartwarming true story of the demanding and rewarding life of an animal control officer, wife and mother. Her passion to make a difference shines through during exciting animal rescues and funny situations to scary police raids and gang encounters. The story is told with warmth, humor and most of all compassion for mans best friend and the other animals and people that make up her world. Follow along as the author adopts and trains a wild mustang and a terrified Great Dane and deals with the trials and triumphs of of the job. Attempts to balance career and home life will leave you with a smile. Animal lovers of all kinds will enjoy this entertaining and joyful book.
Animal Control Management
Author: Stephen Aronson
Publisher: Purdue University Press
This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal and health and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in providing direction and oversight of animal control programs. Chapters examine selected topics in which the author assesses the strengths and weaknesses, offers new insights and strategies for managing more effectively. For example, the two chapters on contracting, discuss the steps in the process, strategies, and suggested provisions in the written agreement to make the program more effective. The animal law chapters explain the basis for the laws, but also highlight those provisions that if enacted into law, can strengthen enforcement options. The chapter on budget and revenues explains funding variations among programs and how local officials have been creative in financing these programs. Subjects addressed in this book include many recently recognized as vital to the management of animal control programs. They include: need for websites, use of program evaluations, and the value of forms, records and reports. In addition, the author discusses and assesses from a new perspective: interacting with the public and the media, liability issues, wildlife problems, and the politics of animal control.
From rescuing six baby wild turkeys at the bottom of a storm drain to capturing a ten-foot-long (3-m) boa constrictor slithering through a Florida neighborhood, animal control officers are devoted to protecting animals and ensuring the safety of people. In this gripping new book, young readers will meet the fearless animal control officers who share a selfless dedication to helping animals that are trapped, abandoned, or abused. Through action-packed stories, including the heart-pounding rescue of a black lab from an icy pond, young readers will learn how these everyday heroes use their quick thinking and expert skills to come to the aid of an animal at a moment's notice. In addition, readers will get an inside look at how animal control officers prepare for their job so that they are always ready to help and protect animals and people. Large, full-color photos and dramatic real-life stories will keep kids turning the pages to learn more.
Dogs with Jobs
Author: Merrily Weisbord, Kim Kachanoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Based on the new PBS television special, this unique book celebrates the accomplishments of a fascinating cast of canine workers, including Star, a Black Lab who assists with arson investigations, and Magnus, a German Shepherd who clears land mines.
The Animals and Me
Author: Chris Sparks
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The adventures of an animal control officer.
A new, exclusive surfing club has just opened on Windy Island. Residents know that the island is famous for its sudden storms... but their warnings fall on deaf ears until a giant wave hits.
“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe
Author: Karl Meyer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Collects stories and full-color photographs of dogs who have performed heroic actions to save the lives of humans, and describes dogs that have rescued drowning sailors, saved a family from a fire, and more.
Why PETA Kills
Author: Nathan Winograd, Jennifer Winograd
Why? Why does PETA kill thousands of dogs and cats every year? Why are PETA employees instructed to acquire animals by any means necessary - which has included lying and theft - in order to kill those animals? Why do they encourage others to kill them? And why do they embrace and defend even abusive animal shelters?Former PETA employees say it is the result of the deeply perverse version of animal activism promoted by PETA founder and President, Ingrid Newkirk. They can explain how employees are made to watch "heart wrenching" films about animal abuse to instill into them the belief that people are incapable of caring for animals and that PETA is doing what is best for animals by killing them. PETA also claims that animals cannot live without human care, which is why they round up animals living outdoors in order to put them to death. The animals are, in short, damned either way and thus killing them is a "gift."Collected within are interviews with former PETA employees, documents from civil and criminal court cases against PETA, photos of animals killed by PETA, inspection reports by the State Veterinarian in Virginia where PETA is headquartered, as well as admissions of killing, and support for killing, by Ingrid Newkirk herself. Together, this information leads to a tragic and disturbing conclusion: PETA is letting loose upon the world individuals who not only believe that killing is a good thing and that the living want to die, but who are legally armed with lethal drugs which they have already proven - at least 32,744 times in the last 13 years - that they are not averse to using.
With an eye to the long-term health of pets, Dr Donald Strombeck outlines diets that the care giver can prepare at home or in the clinic. He offers nutritional and dietary guidance for animals with particular problems, from obesity, allergies, and gastrointestinal complaints to diseases of the kidney, pancreas, heart and joints. Each recipe includes nutrient content for proteins, fats and calories and all rely on unprocessed foods that are widely available and marketed for human consumption. Full of useful information about nutritional and dietary needs of cats and dogs, this book will be an indispensable guide for all those who are particular about what they feed their pets or their feline and canine patients.
Man Meets Dog
Author: Konrad Lorenz
In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, 'the man who talked with animals', enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets. Displaying Lorenz's customary humanity and expert knowledge of animals, Man Meets Dog is also a deeply personal and entertaining account of his relationships with his own four-legged friends. With charming sketches on almost every page, Man Meets Dog offers a delightful insight into animal and human thinking and feeling. An essential companion for all lovers of dogs (and cats!).
Hazel Kaplansky is a firm believer in the pursuit of knowledge and truth-and she also happens to love a good mystery. When suspicions swirl that a Russian spy has infiltrated her small town of Maple Hill, Vermont, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, Hazel knows it's up to her to find a suspectÂ? starting with Mr. Jones, the quietly suspicious grave digger. Plus she's found a perfect sleuthing partner in Samuel Butler, the new boy in school with a few secrets of his own. But as Hazel and Samuel piece together clues from the past and present, the truth is suddenly not what they expected, and what they find reveals more about themselves and the people of their cozy little town than they could ever have imagined.
Author: Tim Willocks
Born into a puppy mill for enslaved racing greyhounds, Furgul is slated to be euthanized when his mixed-breed status is discovered but manages a spectacular escape before confronting elements in the outside world that force him to choose between the security of being a pet and the freedom of remaining a stray. By the author of The Religion.
Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.
Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: South Street Publishing
The Dogfather – A New Contemporary Romance Series from Roxanne St. Claire The Dogfather isn’t just one man…it’s a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families…and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida! Daniel Kilcannon is known as “The Dogfather” for a reason. It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters! SIT…STAY…BEG – Book One Garrett Kilcannon, a former dot com super-success who now devotes his life to rescuing dogs and finding them homes, prefers to keep his secrets buried as deep as a dog hides his bone. So when he learns his father has invited a journalist to Waterford Farm to write and produce an in-depth profile on him, he doesn’t care that she’s a childhood friend or drop dead gorgeous. He has zero tolerance for the media…until he sees a different side when she gets through the walls of a rescue dog who’s refused to eat during her short stay at Waterford. Unwillingly charmed and undeniably attracted, Garrett agrees to the interview that could break down a few of his emotional walls, too. Garrett might not want to share the story of his colorful former life, but Jessie Curtis has the skills to peel back the layers of this sexy, complicated, caring man. In the process, she not only discovers his secrets, she finds herself falling for a man who touches her heart in a way she never thought possible. Her entire career is riding on this one explosive interview, but can she bear to repay Garrett’s trust by selling his story? Or can a woman who gave up on happiness a long time ago learn to believe that all it takes to rescue a lost heart is the love of a good man? Watch for the whole series coming in 2017 and 2018! SIT…STAY…BEG (Book 1) NEW LEASH ON LIFE (Book 2) LEADER OF THE PACK (Book 3) BAD TO THE BONE (Book 4) RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (Book 5) DOUBLE DOG DARE (Book 6) OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (Book 7)