A few weeks ago, I wrote a review for the book 100 Dogs & Counting by Cara Sue Achterberg. Today, I’m happy to announce that it’s officially released. So, if you haven’t read the book yet, I encourage everyone to check it out!
Here’s the blurb for the book if you want to read more about it:
“After nearly a year struggling to find a home for a challenging foster dog, Cara wonders—when will all the dogs be saved? Even after the one-hundredth foster dog passes through her home, the stream of homeless dogs appears endless. Seized by the need to act, Cara grabs her best friend, fills a van with donations, and heads south to discover what is really happening in the rural shelters where her foster dogs originate.
What she discovers will break her heart and compel her to share the story of heroes and villains and plenty of good dogs, in the hope of changing this world.
From North Carolina where pit bulls fill the shelters and heartworm rages to Tennessee where dogs are left forgotten in pounds and on to Alabama where unlikely heroes fight in a state that has largely forsaken its responsibilities to its animals, Cara meets the people working on the front lines in this national crisis of unwanted animals. The dogs, the people and their inspiring stories draw her south again and again in search of answers and maybe a dog of her own.”
As I mentioned in my review, this is an incredible book that all dog lovers need to read. If you regularly read my blog, you already know how important dog adoption is. However, Achterberg went on an incredible journey to find out even more about the dog overpopulation problem in this world. There’s so much that the public just doesn’t know about it.
Many people choose not to adopt or foster because they just don’t know the seriousness of the situation. I truly hope that this book can help people understand why adoption is so crucial. Hopefully, it will inspire more people to make a difference too. Even small actions can help change the world.
For more information about the book and where to purchase it, please visit Achterberg’s website and the 100 Dogs and Counting Facebook page.
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