Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth

Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth

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When journalist Kim Kavin decided that she wanted a puppy, she did what millions of people do every year: clicked on an online photo and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle—advertised as healthy and near her home in New Jersey—was actually a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina.

Blue had arrived in the Northeast with at least a dozen other dogs in an RV that is just one among countless transports whose sponsors are dedicating their efforts to saving dogs by any means possible. Blue was happy and friendly, but he seemed to have endured some unusual, albeit unknown, ordeal. The dog's manner prompted Kavin to trace his history all the way back to a long row of cages where Blue had been tagged to be put down in just three more days.

Little Boy Blue is the true story of one sweet puppy's journey of survival. It's also a shocking exposé that describes a brutal ongoing reality inside some of this country's taxpayer-funded shelters. But Little Boy Blue also tells an inspiring story of the grass-roots rescue network that has exploded across the nation in recent years. Listeners will come to know and love a very special dog who now brings smiles to the faces of everyone he meets.

From a single click of Kim Kavin's computer mouse, Blue's journey of a lifetime began. This is the story of Little Boy Blue, told with candor and a great deal of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522603795
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Kim Kavin is a widely published award-winning journalist, as well as a volunteer worker dedicated to fostering puppies who have been saved from high-kill shelters but who have not yet been adopted. She lives in Long Valley, NJ, where her hobbies include cooking, wine tasting, and hiking local park trails with her dog Blue.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

The First Bread Crumbs 9

Quarantine and Questions 23

A Journey Awaits 45

The Reality of a Childhood Dream 65

Truth in Numbers 85

Incoming Fire 91

Behind Closed Doors 97

As Many, and as Fast as They Can 105

Something Eerie in the Dark 113

A Cool Breeze in Hell 125

More Lucky Pups 143

Loving, and Letting Go 161

Persistence and Hope 171

The War Across America 183

From Humble Beginnings 197

A Tough Call to Make 211

Safe Haven 227

Turning Off the Faucet 253

A Better Life 265

A Puppy's Potential 271

The Days to Come 281

Epilogue 295

What You Can Do 299

Acknowledgments 303

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