Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Dogs, Cats, and Everyday Heroes at A Country Animal Shelter

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Houghton
From the dog kennels and the cat rooms to a puppy mill raid and rides in the shelter ambulance, Elizabeth Hess introduces innumerable animals and humans who will inspire, educate, and break readers’ hearts. “Intelligent, warmhearted and deserving of attention” (New York Times Book Review).


Baker & Taylor
Based on her years of volunteer work at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, an art critic for the Village Voice sheds light on the often unheralded experiences that both animals and people have as they try to make the most of life together. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Harcourt Publishing
From the dog kennels and the cat rooms to a puppy mill raid and rides in the shelter ambulance, Elizabeth Hess introduces innumerable animals and humans who will inspire, educate, and break readers’ hearts. “Intelligent, warmhearted and deserving of attention” (New York Times Book Review).


Baker
& Taylor

Based on her years of volunteer work at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, the author sheds light on the often unheralded experiences that both animals and people have as they try to make the most of life together

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, 1998
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780151003372
0151003378
9780156012881
015601288X
Branch Call Number: 636.08 Hess 1998
Characteristics: xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Roz_and_her_boys
May 14, 2013

I started this book with really good intentions. I'm an animal lover....but, it just didn't grab me right out of the door. I can't get in to it.....I'm sure the content is truly well worth reading...maybe just not right now for me.

forbesrachel Apr 28, 2013

The reality of a shelter is difficult to hear. Although there are success stories, there are plenty of others that are not. Some people have acceptable reasons for needing to give an animal up, but many others do not. If you are looking for a happy read, this is not it, this is about reality, the animals that deserve better, and the dedicated people who love and look after them.

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HereHere
Aug 14, 2011

The reality of a typical animal "shelter". The political views of the director and volunteer are typical of those who have yet to embrace the No Kill equation and the No Kill Movement. And spreading lies about No Kill shelters that may have been true 13 years ago when the book was published.
However, the stories about the reasons animals are brought to the shelter will reflect what goes on across the country. As will their fates.
Particularly interesting is are the final chapters on enforcing a puppymill warrent and end of life issues, where shelter employees divide themselves between those who are murderers and those who are the saviors.
The underlying message is clear: if you get a pet, get it from a rescue group (or shelter).

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HereHere
Aug 14, 2011

Most of the book is easy to read, but I am taking quotes out of the harder sections. Do not be discouraged by this.
"When Laura-Ann makes euthanasia rounds, the staff gets moody and upset. For the first time, I decide to accompany her as shee makes the final decisions on cats. She frequently does this alone or with the kennel manager, Sue Pesano. The power in every shelter ultimately lies with the person who has the authority to determine who lives and who dies." [...] "I'm tired of being the grim reaper,' she tells us both.

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HereHere
Aug 14, 2011

[...] Outside, two shelter people are carrying a large Dane to the van; the dog either won't, or can't walk. She seems frozen with fear. When they pass me, I can't help but notice that the Dane is squiinting. I wonder if this dog has ever seen daylight."

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