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The Man Who Talks to Dogs: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs / Edition 1
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The Man Who Talks to Dogs: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs / Edition 1

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by Melinda Roth, Tony La Russa, Michael W. Fox
 

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ISBN-10: 0312331045

ISBN-13: 9780312331047

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers,

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Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers, and Randy Grim, has emerged as one of the country's leading dog saviors. After years of rescuing dogs on his own, he founded Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation.

These are dogs that belong to no one, the ones animal-control experts can't catch and humane shelters won't deal with. They are stray or feral, either abandoned or born wild on the streets, which means they won't come near humans and statistically won't live past their second year. And their numbers are growing every day.

In The Man Who Talks to Dogs, journalist Melinda Roth narrates Grim's dramatic, inspiring efforts and tells the horrific and heartwarming stories of the dogs he saves, showing how this growing national health problem-controlled by no federal or local regulations-can no longer be ignored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312331047
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,376,211
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Prefaceix
Forewordxi
Introductionxv
Part 1
1.The First: Noel3
2.On the Street9
3.Distant Instinct21
4.How to Get a Life Without Even Trying34
5.The Game Dogs48
6.When Skies Are Gray65
Part 2
7.Left Behind85
8.The Evacuation98
9.Bred in the U.S.A.116
10.Cold Fires131
11.In the Deep End144
12.Saving Hannah161
Part 3
13.A Pack Divided187
14.All the Way Home197
15.Grim's Feral Tails204
Epilogue219
Afterword223
AppendixAnimal Organizations227
Works Cited231

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Man Who Talks to Dogs: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Story chronicles the unfortunate plight of the homeless and abandoned canines in our midst. A 10 Kleenex tearjerker, for sure,,,but heartwarming and thought provoking. Perhaps there will be a sequel, in which 'man's best friend' has an opportunity to talk with the masters who have brought them into the world irresponsibly and without any thought to their welfare. How heartless some of us can be. Thanks to a volume such as this, our awareness can be raised, and our hearts can be persuaded to reach out to the cruel plight facing the street dogs of our country. Arlene Millman author of BOOMERANG - A MIRACLE TRILOGY (The tale of a remarkable Boston Terrier)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enter one very unlikely hero who is trying to call national attention to the scourge. Randy Grim was young, hip, but crippled by panic attacks and phobias (of public places, parties, elevators, driving). After rescuing his first street dog, Bonnie, he couldn¿t look away. 'How can I?' he asks. 'Each one says, `Don¿t leave me here.¿' And so the man who must pop Xanax to walk through an airport refuses to leave a starving, terror-stricken German Shepherd on a dark, icy and stormy East St. Louis street, even when an threatening tenement resident has him on the business end of a gun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A life changing book. A must to be read by everyone! The dog & cat world is a better place because of Randy Grim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about a guy who is remarkably generous and gifted for loving animals.He is passionate about his job and life.This is an outstanding book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hi there," he meowed.