Man Who Talks to Dogs The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs

ISBN-10: 0312331045

ISBN-13: 9780312331047

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

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Description: Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers, and Randy Grim, has emerged as one of the country's leading dog saviors. After years of rescuing dogs on his own, he founded Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation. These are dogs that belong to no one, the ones animal-control experts can't catch and humane shelters won't deal with. They are stray or feral, either abandoned or born wild on the streets, which means they won't come near humans and statistically won't live past their second year. And their numbers are growing every day. In The Man Who Talks to Dogs, journalist Melinda Roth narrates Grim's dramatic, inspiring efforts and tells the horrific and heartwarming stories of the dogs he saves, showing how this growing national health problem-controlled by no federal or local regulations-can no longer be ignored.

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Michael W. Fox was born in Bolton, England, in 1937. He trained as a veterinarian at London's Royal Veterinary College, graduating in 1962, and later earned both a Ph.D. (1967) and a D.Sc. (1976) from the University of London. Fox came to the United States in 1962 as a fellow at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. He worked at the State Research Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois, and at Washington University in Missouri, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1976 to become the director of the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems and, later, vice president of the Humane Society of the United States. Fox has written several books about animals for both the professional and the pet owner, including Canine Behaviour, his first in 1965; Canine Pediatrics; Integrative Behavior of Brain and Behavior in the Dog; Behavior of Wolves; The Soul of the Wolf; Understanding Your Dog; Love is a Happy Cat. Fox is also the author of Between Animal and Man: The Key to the Kingdom and One Earth, One Mind, as well as several books for children, two of which have won awards. The Wolf received the 1973 Christopher Award for Children's Literature and Ramu and Chennai received a National Teacher's Association best science book award in 1976. Fox also wrote a syndicated newspaper column called "Ask Your Vet," and has been a frequent guest on national radio and television programs.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Foreword
Introduction
The First: Noel
On the Street
Distant Instinct
How to Get a Life Without Even Trying
The Game Dogs
When Skies Are Gray
Left Behind
The Evacuation
Bred in the U.S.A.
Cold Fires
In the Deep End
Saving Hannah
A Pack Divided
All the Way Home
Grim's Feral Tails
Epilogue
Afterword
Animal Organizations
Works Cited
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