Posted by Miss Dewey at Orenda
Five paw prints!!! Every year hundreds (unfortunately, it’s probably thousands) of animals are abused and neglected by people who shouldn’t be near animals. This book is full of stories of animals who are the lucky survivors of abuse and neglect. Of course, my favorite stories were about dogs who visit libraries to help children read. Many people think when they get a pet they want a puppy or kitten or they want a purebred. They think puppies and purebreds are the best. But they are wrong. Many times older and previously unloved animals have the most to give a family. You may wonder how I know this since I was a purebred dog who was brought home as a puppy. That’s easy. I’m the middle child of three. My older brother is a cat named Figgy who was adopted from a rescue group as an adult cat (my Mom, Mrs. Manore at Orenda, says Figgy is one of the best cats she’s ever know but I’m not always convinced) and my younger sister, Harmony, was so scared of other people and animals when she was brought home she wouldn’t even come near me. But Mom and Dad worked really hard with her and now she loves people. She even loves the new baby Mom brought home from the hospital over the summer. If you love animals you should read this book. If you REALLY love animals you should help as many animals as possible. You can do something little like donated food to an animal rescue group or you can do something big like adopted an animal who needs a home. Whatever you do there is an animal who loves you because you helped. If you would like to learn more about helping animals please visit http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_home because the animal you help could be yours.