Little Boy Blue: A Puppy%E2%80%99s Rescue from Death Row and His Owner%E2%80%99s Journey for Truth

Kim Kavin. Barron%E2%80%99s, $22.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7641-6526-9
When Kavin adopted a puppy via Petfinder, she had no idea that the dog she would come to call Blue would be traveling hundreds of miles to reach her New Jersey home—and all this mere days before he was scheduled to be euthanized. Though Blue was an amiable pup, Kavin sensed something in his past had been amiss, so she began to investigate. What she discovered was shocking, but even more disconcerting was the realization that Blue’s story was representative of that of many animals in underfunded and overcrowded shelters. Balancing intensive research, heartwarming anecdotes, and a passionate dedication to the cause, Kavin crafts a readable and compelling depiction of the inefficacies of the taxpayer-funded shelter system and the people who have assumed the responsibility of shuttling animals across the country, from near-death to a new "leash" on life. But while her exposé is indeed illuminating, Kavin’s intended audience is likely already sympathetic to the cause. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/06/2012
Release date: 09/01/2012
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