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No Shelter Here

Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs
No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs. 64p. photos. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Pajama. 2012. Tr $21.95. ISBN 978-0-9869495-5-5. LC number unavailable.
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Gr 3–8—Canine lovers will discover a broad array of topics useful for caring for dogs and becoming an advocate for their humane treatment. Chapters are brief but chock-full of information. Readers learn about breeders and what to look for, homeless dogs and types of shelters, and cruel activities such as dogfighting and dog racing. Animal advocates from adults to children are championed for initiating spay-and-neutering clinics and getting legislation passed making it illegal to chain dogs. Tips on how to care for pets, how to keep a dog chain free, along with information on why canines bark, and protecting oneself against bites are provided in easy-to-read sidebars. International stories about dog advocacy are also cited. Numerous attractive full-color photographs appear throughout. Children will come away from this book educated and inspired to become "Dog Champions" by volunteering in animal-related agencies. Clubs and young people's organizations looking for service projects should discover many ways to make a difference in the lives of these animals. Purchase this for pet sections and promote it to readers wanting to learn more than just the basics of dog care.—Nancy Baumann, University of Missouri-Columbia

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