Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros

Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros.  This week's intro is from Dogtown a Sanctuary for Rescued Dogs by Best Friends Animal Society:

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, at the heart of southern Utah's national parks, is home on any given day to some 2,000 abused and abandoned dogs, cats, and other animals.  As the word sanctuary implies, Best Friends is a haven for these animals -- the largest no-kill sanctuary in the country.  In addition to taking animals from other shelters and rescue groups, Best Friends employs its own Rapid Response teams to conduct rescues after natural disasters and other major events that put animals in jeopardy.  Dogs with special needs, such as those from closed-down puppy mills or dog fighting rings, benefit from Best Friends' expert medical evaluation, and training programs at Dogtown, the canine section of the sanctuary.  In 2007 Best Friends was entrusted with the care and rehabilitation of 22 of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick.  Many of the rescued animals need just a few weeks before they are ready to go to new home; others who are sicker or older or have suffered extreme trauma find a home at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives. 


  1. This is bound to be a sad, but hopeful book -- I'd read it! great pick

  2. Good to know so many rescue organizations offer animals for adoption. This should be an interesting book!