Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills by Carol Bradley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a book that should be read by everyone; animal lover, teen, and adult. If you are an animal lover; this book will sadden you and outrage you. If you are a teen, hopefully it will create empathy for these poor defenseless dogs (mostly) who are treated so badly, some dogs forever bear the scars of their captivity in cages, without water and food, living in their own excrement. If you are an adult, many of you will remember these cases of animal abuse because they were widely reported on the news and in newspapers and magazines. This book has thoroughly researched the puppy mill business, targeted the abusers and worked through the law and government to put an end to puppy mills and educate the public to the widespread use of raising dogs in kennels in deplorable conditions only to sell sick dogs to people and stores. It also shows how one woman; the woman who adopts Gracie,and how she changes as a result of saving Gracie. This is a must read, but a very difficult read. Many times I wanted to put it down, but I knew this story needed to be told. Now I will be sharing this compelling book with my friends and hopefully opening their eyes to the horrendous practices in American puppy mills.
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