Dogs Are Better Than People: Encountering Good and Evil in the Animal Rescue World

Dogs Are Better Than People: Encountering Good and Evil in the Animal Rescue World

by Lori Bradley-Millstein


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Dogs Are Better Than People: Encountering Good and Evil in the Animal Rescue World by Lori Bradley-Millstein

Dogs Are Better Than People is the story of one woman’s transformation from armchair sympathizer to animal activist. Powerful, fun and humorous; it is part memoir, undercover report and love letter to companion animals everywhere. During one difficult year, Lori Bradley-Millstein’s parents became terminally ill, she found herself in yet another new town after years of relocating for jobs with a busy husband often away at work and without any family nearby. Then, suddenly, her favorite dog passed away. Suddenly, Lori became deeply and profoundly depressed. In searching for a way out of paralyzing sadness and isolation she turned to her first love - companion animals. She began a 10-year adventure as a volunteer at urban no-kill animal shelters and rescues, beginning as an idealistic innocent and learning through experience that rescue is complicated and morally challenging. She overcame her shyness to take on those who, sometimes in the guise of helpers, seek to harm animals for profit. A remarkable group of animal activist friends accompanied Lori in her rescue journey, eventually encouraging her to put down roots in her new community and becoming a second family. Millions of unwanted animals die in shelters every year. This story is for them and the many compassionate people who work relentlessly to save them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998507910
Publisher: iAnimal Press
Publication date: 01/14/2017
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Lori Bradley-Millstein is a writer, artist and teacher living in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and pack of beloved misfit dogs. She creates her paintings and illustration work in an art studio within a community of artists in an old mill building in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and exhibits her artwork internationally. Every summer, she and her very patient husband, Mark, stay at their off-the-grid cabin and wildlife refuge in north New York State with the entire pack of dogs to enjoy the beauty of the many wild state forests there. She supports animal rescue and animal rights causes through her non-profit organization, Lori Bradley-Millstein holds Masters Degrees in art, art education and professional writing. She teaches art and design at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

1.The Comfort of Dogs
2. Neighborhood Cat Lady
3. Flophouse for Dogs
4. Saddest Summer
5. Pain and Bliss
6. The Pornographic Hypnotist
7. Hawk in the Hood
8. Last Days in Asheville
9. Chopper Goes to Baltimore
10. A Dog With No Ears
11. Confronting the Beast
12. The Tightest Bond
13. Sable for Christmas
14. Bliss
15. Kindred Spirits
16. Ten Black Dogs
17. Worldwide Woof
18. Freewheeling Disease
19. Deadly Insects
20. Elvira
21. There is Evil
22. And There is Good
23. The Cat House
24. The Sadness of Southern Dogs
25. Just an Accident
26. I Am So Glad You Are Here
27. Moving On

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