Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully

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A journalist and animal-welfare advocate exposes the brutal tragedies and prejudice inflicted upon pit bulls in this insightful travel narrative. Upon turning 40, Michelle Sathe bypassed a midlife crisis by embarking on a great American road trip accompanied by Loren, a young rescued pit bull. The two set out to explore 29 states in 50 days for a whirlwind sampling of regional cuisine, historic landmarks, and just plain fun, including locations such as the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, New York City, and Savannah’s scenic waterfront. But along the way, they come face to face with the sad reality confronting beleaguered pit bull prejudice and the sad reality facing beleaguered bully” breeds in America’s shelters and in places like Virginia, where Michael Vick ran a gruesome dog-fighting ring, and Pittsburgh, where bullies are routinely kept as enforcement in a dangerous underworld. Mile by mile, as the duo forge a stronger and stronger bond, the spotlight is also turned on the incredible humane workers, volunteers, and advocates across the country who work tirelessly to give bullies a second chance.

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Michelle Sathe is a features writer with the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and has covered stories on local shelters and members of the animal-welfare community. She is a board member of the Brittany Foundation, a no-kill dog rescue, and Bow-Wows & Meows, a nonprofit organization that adopts out Los Angeles County shelter animals through an annual pet fair. She lives in Pine Mountain Club, California. Ed Fritz is the campaign director for Best Friends’ Pit Bulls: Saving America’s Dog campaign. Best Friends is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary. He lives in Kanab, Utah.

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Readers will spill over with anger and joy as Michelle shares her encounters with ruthless dog fighters and unscrupulous breeders, as well as relentless animal advocates and rescuers . . . Pit Stops is a must read for animal lovers of all ages.”  Christine Sullivan, author, Saving Cinnamon



This is a great book about Michelle's 50-day trip with a rescue pit bull named Loren . . . dog lovers will truly enjoy finding out what happens to Loren.”  American Dog Magazine

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