By Jacki Skole
Quickly after Jacki Skole introduced domestic an eight-week-old dog from a brand new Jersey rescue association, she puzzled how this kind of younger animal can have such a lot of idiosyncrasies-so she got down to locate a solution. Dogland, a rare mixture of memoir and investigative journalism, follows Skole's trip to track the origins of her latest loved one. alongside the best way, Skole interviewed dozens who paintings on this planet of animal rescue-from preserve managers to animal rights activists-taking readers from dilapidated county-run shelters within the South to strip department shops within the Northeast the place rescue teams search houses for homeless pets, and from rural and concrete "vet deserts" to the very center of the South's complicated dating with better half canines. Amid the intense concerns dealing with shield canines in the United States, Skole discovered tireless animal advocates and humble visionaries who think their principles and their ardour can retailer canines lives during the South-and the total usa.
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