Eco Dogs

Eco Dogs

by Judith Bauer Stamper
     
 

It was another hot day in Florida. A beagle named Pete was tracking a scent through the swamps of the Everglades. He was looking for Burmese pythons, giant snakes that had once been pets. The pythons had been turned loose by their owners and, because of their huge size and great strength, were now threatening other animals in the Everglades.

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Overview

It was another hot day in Florida. A beagle named Pete was tracking a scent through the swamps of the Everglades. He was looking for Burmese pythons, giant snakes that had once been pets. The pythons had been turned loose by their owners and, because of their huge size and great strength, were now threatening other animals in the Everglades.

How could one brave beagle help? Look inside to find out how Pete and other eco dogs-short for ecology dogs-team up with scientists to help protect habitats and save endangered animals.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3�6—Baghdad Pups explores how a special division of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International (SPCAI) has been rescuing dogs who have befriended service people in Iraq, despite the clear disapproval of the United States military, which has strict laws about removing property, including animals, from war zones. In Prison Puppies, readers learn about the "Puppies Behind Bars" program, where inmates train dogs for careers as service animals. While the future work duties of the dogs are evident, the real story here is how they give the inmates an opportunity to contribute to society in a positive way. Eco Dogs help scientists by sniffing out scat, which is analyzed for signs of pollutants or changes in the food chain that might have harmful effects on the environment and on indigenous species. These books are engaging not just because the content is so compelling, but also because the authors have highlighted specific dogs currently working in their fields. The use of real names and full-color photographs on every page, many contributed by the individuals who work with these dogs, makes reading these books a personal experience. A "Just the Facts" page at the end of each volume provides additional details. Excellent introductions to these new developments in service-dog training.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617721526
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Dog Heroes Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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