This touching narrative uses the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to tell the story of America's hidden puppy mills-commercial kennels that breed dogs in horrific living conditions and churn out often-diseased and emotionally damaged puppies for sale.
Saving Gracie chronicles how one little dog is transformed from a bedraggled animal worn out from bearing puppies into a loving, healthy member of her new family; and how her owner, Linda Jackson, is changed from a person who barely tolerated dogs to a woman passionately determined not only to save Gracie's life, but also to get the word out about the millions of American puppy mill dogs who need our help.
- A touching story of survival and redemption
- Written by award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
- Newsworthy issues call animal lovers to action
Join journalist Carol Bradley as she draws back the curtain on the world of illegal puppy production in Saving Gracie.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of ContentsPreface.
1 Caged for Life.
2 "Check Out That Place".
3 A Breeder’s Rise and Fall.
4 Orchestrating the Raid.
5 Filth and Fear.
6 Sorting the Dogs.
7 A Safe Place for Dog 132.
8 The Case Goes to Court.
9 Proving Cruelty.
10 The Breeder Appeals.
11 The Soft, Cool Feel of Grass.
12 Deciding on a Dog.
14 Too Scared to Play.
15 Learning to Trust.
16 Tackling the Puppy Mills.
17 A Bond Develops.
18 The Crackdown Begins.
19 Elsewhere, Suffering.
20 Two Lives Changed.
Appendix: Finding the Right Dog.