Animals at Work

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Animals work hard to make ourworld a better place!

Animals are so much more than companions—they make amazing contributions to the planet and to the human race. Here, you'll learn about the dogs who are lending a paw to protect livestock, guide people who can't see, pull sleds and wagons, and so much more. You'll also get the scoop on the jobs other animals do, like horses who serve in the military and law enforcement, and even cats who control...

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Animals at Work: ASPCA Kids

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Overview

Animals work hard to make ourworld a better place!

Animals are so much more than companions—they make amazing contributions to the planet and to the human race. Here, you'll learn about the dogs who are lending a paw to protect livestock, guide people who can't see, pull sleds and wagons, and so much more. You'll also get the scoop on the jobs other animals do, like horses who serve in the military and law enforcement, and even cats who control vermin and provide therapy to the sick and the elderly.

Loaded with lots of color photos and friendly information you can trust, the ASPCA Kids books were written by animal lovers for animal lovers—just like you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470410844
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: ASPCA Kids Series , #2
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 269,929
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Palika, CPDT, CABC, has been working with animals her whole life. She writes books and magazine articles about dogs, cats, and reptiles. She trains dogs in obedience, agility, herding, and other dog sports. And she works with dogs, cats, and horses in volunteer therapy work. Liz and her husband, Paul, share their home with three Australian Shepherds—Riker, Bashir, and Archer—and three cats—Xena, Pumpkin, and Squash. They also participated in reptile rescue for many years, and have a 25-year-old leopard tortoise named Pearl and several other reptiles.

Katherine Miller, PhD, CAAB, CPDT, is the assistant science advisor at the ASPCA and is a certifi ed applied animal behaviorist and a certifi ed pet dog trainer. Her love of animals began at around 6 years of age. Since then she has lived happily together with a variety of animal companions, including dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, mice, a rat, a rabbit, a hermit crab, and fish. Kat also has a strong interest in poultry. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Josh, cats named Grover and Ivy, and a newly adopted dog named Stella.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Dogs Are Our First and Best Friends.

People and dogs have been working together for thousands of years. Meet dogs who work on farms and dogs who protect us and keep us safe.

Chapter 2: There’s So Much More Dogs Can Do.

Dogs can help the disabled, cheer up the sad, pull carts, carry things, and more.

Chapter 3: Cats Work, Too.

From catching mice to greeting hotel guests to saving people’s lives, many cats have jobs to do.

Chapter 4: Hardworking Horses.

Horses work with police offi cers and park rangers. They also pull carts and perform in special events.

Chapter 5: Respecting and Caring for Our Working Partners.

Every working animal needs and deserves loving care. This includes plenty of rest, food and water, medical care, protection, respect, and a happy, comfortable retirement.

Resources.

About the Authors.

About the ASPCA.

Index.

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