Rescuing Animals

Animal camp

Kathy Stevens
Adult Nonfiction 636.0832 Ste

Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a “turkey bowl” just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a twenty-one-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the “underfoot family,” those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways.

Animals and the kids who love them

Allen Anderson
Adult Nonfiction 636.0887 And

A boy and his dog, girls and their horses — the clichés click because they’re so often true. But some kids do more than play with their pets, and some animals do more than fetch and purr. These kids and animals love unconditionally, and through that love, the condition of each is transformed. This collection is for animal lovers of all ages — and for anyone who wants to smile or needs to heal.

Comet's tale; how the dog I rescued saved my life

Steven D. Wolf
Adult Nonfiction 636.7083 Wol

"Comet’s Tale" is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?  In "Comet’s Tale" we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf’s isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

Jack & Jill; the miracle dog with a happy tail to tell

Jill Rappaport
Juvenile Nonfiction J 636.7376 Rap

This is the true story of an abanodoned puppy that was rescued by NBC's Today show corrrespondent Jill Rappaport.  Jill named him Jack, and together they lived on a farm. 

Love at first bark, how saving a dog can sometimes help you save yourself

Julie Klam
Adult Nonfiction 615.85158 Kla

Julie Klam returns with more humorous insight into life with canine companions. She focuses here on dog rescue, and its healing power not only for the dogs who are cared for and able to find good homes, but also for the people who bond with these animals. Klam became involved with rescue as a way to help and participate in a community, but she never imagined just how much she would receive in return. The dogs she has rescued through the years have filled her life with laughter and contentment, sorrow and frustration, and they have made certain that she never has a dull moment. Along the way, she has collected stories from friends who have also found that guiding dogs to nurturing homes made their own lives richer. These experiences show us that even in our smallest gestures we can make a big difference.

Notes from a dog rescue in progress

Brian Beker
Adult Nonfiction 615.8515 Bek

Notes from a Dog Rescue in Progress is the emotional and inspiring true story of Roo's journey and the powerful bond formed as she and her foster parent develop the trust and understanding to address her fears and problems one at a time in an attempt to redeem and unredeemable dog.

Pure gold; adventures with six rescued golden retrievers

Holli Pfau
Adult Nonfiction 636.7 Pfa

Inspired by the lives, antics and talents of her six rescued or second-hand golden retrievers, Holli Pfau has written Pure Gold to support the efforts of Golden Retriever Rescue and other dog rescue and adoption programs. Holli's dogs guided her to a new career in animal-assisted therapy, deeper into wilderness adventures, and to relocation in the Rocky Mountains. Along the way, she added rally obedience and dog agility to her compendium of canine activities. In every case, the dogs led the way. Pure Gold is a tale of unexpected adventures and the richness of life with rescued dogs.

Real stories of big cat rescues; tales from the Exotic Felin Rescue Center

Malanie Bowlin
Indiana Room IND 639.9797

Tucked away in the woods near Center Point, Indiana, the Exotic Feline Rescue Center currently houses about 200 rescued big cats. Lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, and bobcats, as well as more obscure breeds such as caracal, serval, ocelot, and lynx, have found refuge at this lush 108-acre sanctuary.

Saved, rescued animals and the lives they transform

Karin Winegar
Adult Nonfiction 636.0832 Win

Saved is a beautifully illustrated tribute to rescued animals who have deeply affected the people who saved them. From Phil, an ailing and unemployed foster dad to an orphaned fawn, to Walt, a retired pipe fitter whose horses helped alleviate his heartache after the death of his son, the stories in Saved, as Rita Mae Brown says, “prove once again that love rescues us all”

Two Bobbies; a true story of Hurricane Katrina, friendship, and survival

Kirby Larson
Juvenile Nonfiction J 636.0832 Lar

Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything.  But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other.  Only by staying together could they survive.  This is the story of their remarkable friendship.  It's a sweet story with a happy ending.

Where the blind horse sings; love and trust at an animal sanctuary

Kathy Stevens
Adult Nonfiction 636.0832 Ste

More than anything else, this is a book about love. In this deeply moving account, you will hear about Rambo, a sheep who informs the staff when another animal is in trouble; and Paulie, a former cockfighting rooster who eats lunch with humans; Dino, an old toothless pony who survived a fire; and many more. Alongside these horses, roosters, pigs, sheep, rabbits, cows, and other animals is a staff of loving humans for whom every animal life; even that of a frog rushed to the vet for emergency surgery, has merit. Reading this book can profoundly—and joyously—change your life.