Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

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For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.
Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward-where thousands of strays roam the streets-and high-kill shelters in Louisiana to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines-and for us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494565480
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Zheutlin, the author of Around the World on Two Wheels, is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared regularly in the Boston Globe and the Christian Science Monitor. Peter has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, AARP The Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

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Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Susan-Willard More than 1 year ago
An uplifting read about the world of animal rescue. Peter captured the love and dedication and sheer determination that goes on behind the scene of Greg's transport -- the joy and the sadness. May there come a time when society values the lives of animals and healthy animals no longer have to be euthanized.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should be required reading for adults and older kids, to illuminate for them the huge problem of dog overpopulation in this country, particularly in the south. If everyone made just one-fiftieth of the effort made by these heroes, the problem could be solved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The animal population is out of control in the southern states and what it takes to rescue even one dog is an incredible undertaking. This is the story of how some of those dogs beat the odds, found forever homes, and what it takes to get them there. Some animal shelters have a euthanasia rate of 80 to 90%. Whether you rescue or buy, I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a dog owner.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Peter came into contact with one of the rescue organizatons and then pursued the story of who, how, and why. The what is rescuing endangered dogs from southern states and transporting them to "forever homes" in the northeast after they have been cleared and treated by vets. The whole concept of how dogs are viewed in the south is so foreign to me (I live in a state where animal abuse is a felony). Sure, we have our share of dumbwits who are too lazy to find a cheap spay clinic, and losers who abandon a pet instead of taking it to a proper facility, but we also have scout programs taking kids to shelters to socialize the animals and learn to be responsible to domestic animals. OK, enough rant. Peter does a ride/work along with the transporter and learns more than he ever wanted to know about transporting 80 dogs in a tricked out semi across country every other week, as well as about shelters in the south and the people called to change things and "save lives 4 paws at a time". If you love dogs, this will be an emotional read. Maybe you will even be moved to help in your own way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book reveals the plight of so many homeless dogs in the deep south. It will carry you on an emotional jorney that is as tragic as it is selfless and moving. Hats off to Greg and what he is doing for thousands of dogs who have no hope. He is an inspiration. It is time for the city of Houston to wake up and make some serious changes. There are no excuses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago