by Stefan Bechtel, National Geographic Books, $26 Inspiring and invigorating best capture this 290-page volume of compelling vignettes at Best Friends’ Dogtown “campus” in remote Kanab, Utah, elevation 5,000 feet. The four-legged residents come from the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, Puerto Rico and across the U.S., plus the homes and backyards of animal hoarders and […]
by Randy Grim with Melinda Roth, Skyhorse Publishing. $14.95 Abandoned street dogs are Randy Grim’s specialty. Founder and owner of Stray Rescue in St. Louis, this guy has seen it all and in the process turned around the lives of countless homeless animals. But it hasn’t been easy. Despite the title, this is an upbeat, […]
While the swine-flu pandemic and the supply, demand and advisability of an associated vaccine have captured the media’s attention for weeks, an influenza and vaccine have quietly made their way into the forefront of veterinary medicine, too. Canine Influenza Vaccine H3N8, produced by Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, was introduced this summer at the American Veterinary […]
Rescue Ink with Denise Flaim. Viking. $25.95. This fast-moving and unforgettable rescue journey is packed with resilience and resourcefulness amidst a torrent of emotions. Flaim’s colorful mosaic of all 10 characters blends tightly while enabling the reader to get a grip and understanding of each individual’s passion and commitment for the challenge facing him and […]
Jon Franklin. Henry Holt and Co. $25 Bookend Standard Poodles Charlie and Sam literally bring Franklin to his senses and provide plenty of insight, too, as he probes the historic and much-debated triangle of wolf, dog and man. Ironically, he might not have owned either dog had it not been for his future wife Lynn’s […]
Imagine, for a minute: Your incredible partner of seven years is slowing up to the point, he no longer is capable of jumping, tunneling and racing over terrain he once traversed with ease. That’s the dilemma Seattle K9 officers are faced with at different points in their careers.