Rescue at Dead Dog Beach One Man's Quest to Find a Home for the World's Forgotten Animals
A powerful story of one man's fearless crusade to save the satos, or stray dogs that roam the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, and a call to action to help animals in need wherever you find them. An Igniter Book.Steve McGarva and his wife Pam More...
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 8/26/2014
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
A powerful story of one man's fearless crusade to save the satos, or stray dogs that roam the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, and a call to action to help animals in need wherever you find them. An Igniter Book.Steve McGarva and his wife Pam thought that moving to Puerto Rico would be an adventure. Happily married, and not yet ready to start a family, the couple thought the move would be a good step forward for Pam's career and provide a beautiful location for Steve to work on his art and to pursue is great love of adventure sports. It was on a beautiful beach where Steve went to go kite surfing that he came across a sick and abandoned dog that would jeopardize his marriage, challenge his sanity, and change the course of his life.Playa Lucia at first glance, is postcard perfect. White sand, palm trees and beautiful blue water seemed to invite tourists and locals alike. But Playa Lucia is actually known to locals as Dead Dog Beach, and is a notorious dumping ground for the island's unwanted dogs. Left to fend for themselves, in constant danger of being poisoned, hacked with machetes, or worse, these dogs are considered a plague to the local tourism industry. Once Steve McGarva began to care for these helpless animals, he too became a target.This is the story of Steve's work to save hundreds of dogs, his connection to the hundreds more he couldn't save, and his effort to bring to light the systematic abuse of animals that he saw every day. It is also a call to action for any animal lover, and tells you what you can do to help stray animals anywhere in the world.