One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter

Overview

Half the households in America include an animal companion. Yet, each year, community shelters take in six to eight million unwanted dogs and cats who face an uncertain fate. With compelling photos and moving vignettes, this book chronicles the true stories of 75 animals who entered a typical U.S. animal shelter during one week witnessed and documented by the authors.

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Overview

Half the households in America include an animal companion. Yet, each year, community shelters take in six to eight million unwanted dogs and cats who face an uncertain fate. With compelling photos and moving vignettes, this book chronicles the true stories of 75 animals who entered a typical U.S. animal shelter during one week witnessed and documented by the authors.

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Editorial Reviews

Orange Country Register
Words and photos that are amazinging simple yet right on target...read this book. It isn't easy. But it could change your life.
San Fransisco Chronicle
It's not for the faint of heart, this book. But 'One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter' addresses a subject that people need to know about.
Marty Becker
This beautiful and important book needs to be on the reading list of everyone who cares about animals.
Midwest Book Review
An emotionally moving and profound piece recommended to anyone who has ever been graced with the company of an animal companion - or who would like to be.
Humane Society of the United States.
Startling in its honesty, yet overflowing with compassion, this book is unlike any other that has every been written about animal homelessness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972838702
  • Publisher: Novoice Unheard
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 604,108
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer are former shelter workers whose experience with animal advocacy spans over twenty years, from hands-on animal care to community education and activisim. Authors reside in Santa Cruz, CA (Nothern California)
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Table of Contents

1 Preface: Remembering Larry 2 Authors' Note: Telling Their Stories Chapter 3 1: Lost Chapter 4 2: The Miracle of Life Chapter 5 3: Reason for Surrender Chapter 6 4: In the Arms of a Stranger Chapter 7 5: There's No Place Like Home Chapter 8 Epilogue: Another Week Begins 9 Afterword 10 Honoring Them All
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2005

    Heart-wrenching and heart-warming

    As a former shelter worker, I can attest: Marilee Geyer and Diane Leigh have put together probably the best snapshot of life (and death) in a typical US animal shelter. The stories of these animals are at once moving, sweet, heart- breaking, anger-inspiring and joyful. How we treat the animals in our lives is the clearest window into our souls. In unblinking, no-holds-barred prose, Geyer and Leigh tell the stories of these animals-- forgotten, abused, abandoned--and the people who care for them. If you're thinking of adopting an animal, buy this book. If you're thinking of buying a dog or cat rather than adopting from a shelter, buy this book first. If you're anyone who has ever shared your life with a companion animal, buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2005

    Finally a realistic view!!!

    This book finally gives a realistic view about what happens in our country's animal shelters. I loved that the authors gave credit to and accounted for every animal that passed through the shelter. Everyone should read this book in order to get a clear view of the pet overpopulation problem. This book gives names, faces and emotion to all animals that end up in shelters and helps show that they are living creatures, not just property that can be dispelled of at will.

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