Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, by Jim Gorant–Surely everyone knows about the story of Michael Vick and the dogs that were used for fighting. It is hard to believe that this sort of thing even exists, but it does, and this case opened a lot of people’s eyes. My friend over at Temporary Home, Permanent Love recommended this book to me, and I’m so glad she did! I finished the entire thing in 2 days, because I could not put it down! The book tells the whole story, from busting up the dog fighting, to the rescuing of dogs. It gives a very detailed account of how the dogs were assessed after being saved, which was really interesting to me. These dogs had so many horrible things done to them, and finally, they had the right people on their side. Have your tissues nearby, because there are definitely a few sad endings. It is SO worth the read though!
Chosen by a Horse, by Susan Richards–I am currently reading this book, and I love it! It is a sweet story about an abused and neglected race horse, who is rescued by a broken hearted woman, and how they heal each other. You have probably seen that bumper sticker before that says “Who rescued who?” or the ones that say “My rescue dog rescued me”…this story explains those statements! If you are an animal lover, a horse lover, or in the rescue business, I highly recommend this book. I am sure you will love it just as much as I am!
So, those are some of my favorite animal books! Do you have ones that you would recommend? If so, please share! I am always looking for a good read!
**All of the dogs pictured in this post are available for adoption through Last Hope Rescue. If you would like details on any of them, please let me know!