Saving Gracie

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Saving Gracie

Saving Gracie

Heartrending yet ultimately inspiring,
Carol Bradley’s investigative reporting on the busting of a puppy mill is truly an eye-opener. The cramped, horrific, unsanitary living conditions these sorry dogs must endure, devoid of any socialization or exercise is no less than heartbreaking.
Their offspring are taken well before the recommended 8 to 10 weeks of age and the operators,
more concerned with profits than the treatment of the dogs or the health of their puppies, pedal the underage and often sick or health-comprised offspring to the unaware public, frequently with falsified kennel registration documents. Many of the breeding
dog’s feet have never even touched the ground as they are never relieved from the squalid cages they’re housed in.
Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped The Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills chronicles the journey of Gracie, or Dog 132, from a puppy mill breeding cage to a complete reversal of fortune, her change in fate orchestrated by a group of concerned animal lovers, including humane society officials, police officers, shelter workers, prosecutors and, last but not least, the person she finds her forever home with. This stirring story of survival and redemption should be required reading for anyone who loves animals.

Dog of the Week!