Finding Our Forever Families
With Finding Our Forever Families, Sharon Anderson has not only written a sweet book about how formerly homeless animals have found permanent homes for themselves, but she has also provided a blueprint for people who may want to create a similar ‘no kill’ animal shelter in their own community.
Finding Our Forever Families contains one charming story after another about how pets have found their “forever families.” The vignettes are told from various “points of view;” sometimes by the new owner, and some from the animal’s “perspective.” Each story is accompanied by a photo (mostly cats and dogs, but also a possible coyote or coyote/dog hybrid, and even a pig!). Along the way we learn about the various characteristics of the different breeds of dogs and cats, and how some animals, once thought to be hopelessly anti-social, turn out to be fabulous pets after receiving the love and proper attention they so richly deserve. We are especially moved by the plight of Elsa, a cat that was rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, who was improbably reunited with her owner two years later.
Some of the animals never do find a “real” home, but Sharon details the remarkable care they receive at the no kill Dogs & Cats Forever Shelter located in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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