The Man Who Talks to Dogs: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs / Edition 1by Melinda Roth
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,
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.
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Table of Contents
|1.||The First: Noel||3|
|2.||On the Street||9|
|4.||How to Get a Life Without Even Trying||34|
|5.||The Game Dogs||48|
|6.||When Skies Are Gray||65|
|9.||Bred in the U.S.A.||116|
|11.||In the Deep End||144|
|13.||A Pack Divided||187|
|14.||All the Way Home||197|
|15.||Grim's Feral Tails||204|
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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)
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.
A life changing book. A must to be read by everyone! The dog & cat world is a better place because of Randy Grim.
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.
"Hi there," he meowed.