Faith Middleton Show: The Therapeutic Power Of Rescued Animals
Stories of mutual healing
Saved: Rescued Animals And The Lives They Transform
"This book is about people trying to heal the damage done to animals and how animals heal suffering human beings. Some people do it one animal at a time, making room in their urban backyards, basements, and bedrooms. Others have carved out refuges for creatures in shopping malls, nursing homes, and even jails. Still others help by trying to pass legislation that would hold breeders accountable, require wide-scale spaying and neutering, ban dog-fighting, and prevent horses from being shipped to slaughter." "The stories are about the animals who sit in their laps, lick their hands, and sleep in their beds, who return from abuse and starvation to some degree of health and trust, who repay immeasurably the favors done to them. Because what rescued animals do best and most astonishingly is forgive. They mayor may not forget what was done to them-how could they?-but they invariably forgive. Somewhere between memory and expectation (as author and horsewoman Jane Smiley characterizes animal and human relationships), they manage to revive their trust in and love for humans, even though certain people have hurt them grievously."--BOOK JACKET.