How One Dog Escaped The Shadowy World Of American Puppy Mills
By award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
A compelling true story of one dog’s rescue from a Pennsylvania puppy mill
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“Saving Gracie is heart-rending but also wonderfully stirring and empowering. The operators of puppy mills are arrogant, greedy, and cruel, but the people committed to putting them out of business make you want to cheer–and they restore your faith in humanity. Carol Bradley does a great service to dogs by telling this story.”
—Dean Koontz, New York Times best-selling author
SAVING GRACIE (Howell Book House; Hardcover; $21.99; March 2010) 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.
Puppy mills have been around for decades and are one of America’s most shameful secrets. It is a hidden world of substandard kennels, where dogs are caged like chickens and forced to produce puppies over and over, until they can produce no more.
SAVING GRACIE traces this resilient dog’s journey out of a puppy mill, and tells the stories of the people who helped her along the way: from Cheryl Shaw, the humane society police officer who raided her kennel; to Lori Finnegan, the prosecutor who took Gracie’s breeder to court; to Pam Bair, who cared for Gracie in a shelter; and finally to Linda Jackson, the woman who gave her a permanent home.
SAVING GRACIE is:
- A touching story of survival and redemption
- Written by award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
- Newsworthy issues to 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CAROL BRADLEY is an award-winning former newspaper reporter who spent 26 years covering the U.S. Congress and state legislatures in Tennessee and New York and writing features and investigative stories for the Great Falls Tribune in Montana. She studied Animal Law as a 2004 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She has written about many aspects of animal welfare, including horse slaughtering, rodeos, animal hoarding, and animal cruelty. Carol resides in Great Falls, Montana.
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Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Howell Book House (March 1, 2010)