Houston, Texas (PressExposure) August 08, 2009 -- Millions of healthy animals are surrendered to shelters and animal control facilities each year due to abandonment, abuse, neglect, or ownersâ incapacity to care for them. Since its founding in 1972, hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have passed through the doors of just one shelter, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in Houston, Texas. This facility collaborates with Rover Oaks Pet Resort in Katy, Texas, to offer training and foster services to a number of animals with health or behavior issues who need a âhelping handâ towards becoming more adoptable. Author Joy Lee documents the heartwarming tales of a few shelter dogs as they find caring families in her new book, Roverâs Rescues.
It is disturbing to know that while many pets reside comfortably in loving homes, there are millions that roam the streets or live in animal shelters, waiting and hoping for caring guardians of their own. Sadly, far too many of these precious lives end abruptly due to illness, accidents or euthanasia in overcrowded shelters. In Roverâs Rescues, author Lee narrates the stories of a number of fortunate dogs who were guests at CAP or Rover Oaks, their quirks and personality traits, their challenges to becoming âadoptableâ and ultimately, their happy endings.
Leeâs passion for saving homeless animals began with the adoption of one small dog rescued from the city pound. Several years later, she adopted a second canine companion who was saved in a Humane Society raid on a substandard breeding facility. With this adoption, she learned about the inhumane conditions, cruel treatment and profit motivations in puppy mills. She was inspired to begin a second career in the pet care industry, and began by volunteering at a local animal shelter, where she took a number of classes on animal behavior and training, and worked with the dogs to help them find loving homes.
Readers will learn the stories of twenty-five furry animals, and may gain useful information about some common (and some unusual) canine health and behavior problems that they may find in their own pets. Inspirational and informative, Lee encourages readers to adopt homeless animals and reap the rewards of providing them loving homes. A portion of all book sales will be donated to Citizens for Animal Protection. For more information, log on to [http://www.joyleebooks.com].
About the Author Joy Lee is the co-owner and general manager of Rover Oaks Pet Resort in Katy, Texas. Previously she worked in marketing, corporate strategy and consulting in the medical and chemical products industries. She left corporate life in 2001 to pursue her passion for animals and volunteered at the Humane Society of Missouri. She moved to Houston, Texas in 2003 and joined the Rover Oaks family two years later. She now resides in Houston with husband Tommy, son Geoffrey and her rescued canine kids.
Roverâs Rescues * by Joy Lee True Stories of Shelter Dogs and Second Chancess Publication Date: Trade Paperback; $15.99; 70 pages; 978-1-4415-5493-2 Hardback; $24.99; 70 pages; 978-1-4415-5494-9
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