Saving Gracie: How One Dog Escaped the Shadowy World of American Puppy Mills

By Carol Bradley

A compelling precise tale of 1 dog's rescue from a Pennsylvania dog mill

This touching narrative makes use of the poignant makeover of Gracie, a sickly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to inform the tale of America's hidden dog mills-commercial kennels that breed canines in bad residing stipulations and churn out often-diseased and emotionally broken domestic dogs for sale.

Saving Gracie chronicles how one little puppy is remodeled from a bedraggled animal tired from bearing domestic dogs right into a loving, fit member of her new kinfolk; and the way her proprietor, Linda Jackson, is modified from somebody who slightly tolerated canine to a girl passionately decided not just to save lots of Gracie's lifestyles, but in addition to get the note out in regards to the thousands of yankee dog mill canines who want our help.

  • A touching tale of survival and redemption
  • Written by way of award-winning journalist Carol Bradley
  • Newsworthy matters name animal fans to action

Join journalist Carol Bradley as she attracts again the curtain at the international of unlawful dog creation in Saving Gracie.

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In one other, a puppy with humongous ears stared solemnly on the digicam. a 3rd photograph depicted a lighter-colored Papillon posing outdoor, his entrance legs perched on a log, surrounded through grass. extra pictures confirmed canines lounging in fluffy beds. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have been featured on one other site, pets4you. com. Accompanying the textual content have been photos of Blenheim (chestnut and white) and tricolor (black, white, and tan) doggies with chin-length ears embellished with wavy hair. different pictures confirmed a dog posed within a mailbox coated with plants, a handful of doggies sitting amid plush toys on a plaid mattress, and a Cavalier wearing a frilly outfit. the positioning touted Mike-Mar Kennel as “home of many A. okay. C. champions,” the place the aim was once to elevate “top caliber canines. ” “My doggies are domestic raised,” the positioning stated. “All hearts, eyes and hips are checked each year. i will supply a really fit, good bred pleased dog. To first-class puppy houses basically. ” Wolf and Trottier additionally offered Papillons and Cavaliers on anypet. com, abcpets. com, and on breeders. web. Their advertisements have been filled with half-sentences and grammatical mistakes. On breeders. internet they wrote that “our Havanese are superb they're very smart with a contented disposition. It’s nice they're non-shedding. All my canines eyes Cerf’d there Patella’s are checked each year. ” The website incorporated a hyperlink to additional info and photographs. “I were concerned with Havanese for numerous years,” the breeders. internet website went directly to say. “My first one grew to become a champion from the dog sessions. It was once so intriguing simply because Trina used to be a truly specific puppy. I promote my doggies to puppy houses simply the canine are quite the happiest being a enjoyed relations puppy. My pups are raised in my domestic. i've got all my canine eyes Cert’d each year additionally there Patella’s. ” The “I” within the description it seems that noted Wolf, however it wasn’t transparent. The web page ads his English Bulldogs acknowledged that “Health is an important issue they have to breath effortless is a host 1 hindrance. they want solid hips and knees to hold the burden of a Bulldog. in the event that they are built correct you've a cheerful exceptional good friend. ” the location provided a few suggestion for people searching for products/services. “Remember that Bulldog is termed a ‘head breed’ simply because 39 issues is a head and face,” it stated. “A compact package deal is what you're short of. so far as colour is anxious no strong puppy is a nasty colour. i will provide pups which are fit and shut to the breed regular. ” The accompanying pictures confirmed one Bulldog donning a straw hat and a couple of Bulldogs staring pugnaciously from their seat on a low-slung chair. To a would-be client, the canine appeared exactly the method Wolf sought after them to look—like much-loved pets. bankruptcy four: Orchestrating the Raid As quickly as shaw obtained off the telephone together with her manager, she and Siddons sped again to Chester County SPCA headquarters. An hour later, they collected within the workplace of government director Susie Spackman. becoming a member of them have been Becky Turnbull, coordinator of animal protecting prone; operations supervisor Dennis McMichael; workplace coordinator Jill eco-friendly; and spokesman Chuck McDevitt.

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