New York Times Bestselling authors Allen and Linda Anderson interviewed hundreds of volunteers, hurricane survivors, animal welfare organizations, and government officials for their national award-winning book Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster. The result is an uplifting, inspiring, informative book that features the best humanity has to offer when people and animals need our help during a crisis. American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) awarded Rescued with its prestigious Outstanding Book Award.
The catalyst for Rescued was the tragic situation during and after the Hurricane Katrina disaster -- thousands refusing to leave without their pets, and animals being viewed by official policies as "disposable" creatures. Using a pulse-pounding dramatic structure and heart-opening photos, the book presents the before, during, and after journeys of people separated from their animals and finding each other again.
Allen and Linda wanted to make sure the largest animal rescue in history, with its important lessons about saving animals, would never be forgotten. With the benefit of their extensive training in animal rescue, they offer hope and practical suggestions, as well as important ways animal lovers can help in future catastrophes. The level of information is so high that college classes and veterinary schools use the book as a resource.
Rescued goes beyond tragedies to talk about animal rescue and sanctuary operations around the country, what volunteers and staff do, and how readers can help orphaned animals. The book puts attention on an unheralded world of animal shelters, organizations, and brave individuals who made a difference.
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"Our society has made animals dependent on the kindness and generosity of humans. In return, animals serve as conduits for people to fulfill their primal need for connection to nature. The animals in a home may be a person's only and deepest source of unconditional love. Millions of people need this kind of love - love without judgment, artifice, or stinginess - in a universe of emotional and spiritual isolation."
--Allen and Linda Anderson, RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster, p.4
"A must-read that I couldn't put down, Rescued will move you to action."
-- Marc Bekoff, professor of biology at the University of Colorado and editor of the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
"A finely written, touching, and important book."
-- Karen Dawn, founder of the animal advocacy media watch DawnWatch.com
"Animal rescue had a defining moment after Hurricane Katrina. Widespread media coverage showing thousands of stranded animals helped to bring about the largest animal rescue effort in history and raised the public's awareness of the bond between the companion animal and his or her human family. Rescued serves as a reminder that saving animals' precious lives is not only noble but also a moral imperative."
-- Gretchen Wyler, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States (Hollywood Office) and retired executive producer of Genesis Awards
"This book offers vital, in-the-trenches information for saving animals' lives, gleaned from hundreds of animal rescue organizations, experts, and volunteers. Rescued inspires individuals, agencies, and the nation to take care of animals when disaster strikes and to make rescuing animals a vital part of healthy and enlightened communities. By relating powerful animal rescue and reunion stories from Hurricane Katrina, the Andersons remind us all to cherish the human-animal bond by preserving it. Read it and reap!"
-- Dr. Marty Becker, resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and the author of The Healing Power of Pets
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