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Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption and Change

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How a boy and his dog helped save a nation's pets.Pit bull mix Gator and puppy mill survivor Magnolia are abandoned during a Louisiana hurricane. They suffer dehydration and starvation after rescuers take their people to safety but leave the pets behind. Saved from their flooded house, Gator and Magnolia recover but remain homeless. Nobody wants a pit bull. Gator's ...more
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Published February 2nd 2019 by Pups and Purrs Press
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Jypsy
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you IRead and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Hurricane Dog
By: Sunny Weber

*REVIEW*
I read this book with my ten year old son, and he has written his own review. I will first give my thoughts.
This is the second book I have read by Sunny Weber, and I have noticed underlying parallels that are important and relevant. Animal cruelty is a big problem, and pets are casually tossed aside like so much garbage. It seems
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Laura Thomas
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read and loved Sunny Weber’s A Dog At The Gate. It brought out all the feels and plenty of tears, so I prepared myself for Hurricane Dog by keeping a supply of tissues close at hand.

Life is good for Gator, a pitbull mix. Adopted by Gavin and his parent’s, he is sheltered and loved. And soon is joined by a special companion, Magnolia, a rescue from a puppy mill. Life is grand, until a hurricane strikes and the dogs have to be left behind in the evacuation. From here on, I suggest you grab the
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
Hurricane Dog
A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption and Change
By Sunny Weber

Gator, a pitbull mix, was adopted as a young pup by Gavin and his parents. This is the story of Gator's life - a life in which he is betrayed. But before the betrayal Gator's life is one in which he is loved greatly.

Before Gator was abandoned to the ravages of a Louisiana hurricane he and Gavin were the best of friends spending every free moment together. And they faced the prejudices of those who couldn't see to the heart of a
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Amy
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption and Change is another great story of lovable canines by Sunny Weber. Gator is a pit bull mix who bonds with a boy, Gavin. They soon are joined by a puppy mill survivor, Magnolia. Their world is torn apart when a horrible hurricane forces the Gator and Magnolia to be abandoned and having to depend on one another and learn how to survive. Gator has quickly learned that humans are not to be trusted. He loses hope that him and Magnolia will ever be ...more
Angela Thompson
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gator's Story Looks Through a Dog's Eyes into a Real World. As readers follow Gator's journey--the author presents a lot of real-world reality and discussion points even as Gator grows and lives through happy times with a loving family. Readers learn a lot about Gavin's life and the facts of the world at play around Gator's family and environment. Like the other books in this series, the author doesn't sugarcoat the problems of the world--and readers should expect an emotional journey to the end ...more
Misty
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption & Change by Sunny Weber does not follow Max, but instead follows Pit bull mix Gator and puppy mill survivor Magnolia. This is a great book for middle school aged children as it helps them to understand what animals can go through when abandoned whether because of a natural disaster or for other reasons. I could not help, but really connect to poor Gator and hope that he could find a good family worthy of trust.

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Sunny Weber has over 30 years of experience in animal welfare advocacy. She has experience in rescue, fostering, medical care, service and therapy dog evaluation and training, shelter and sanctuary work and specializes in the rehabilitation of fearful animals. Sunny has rehabilitated then re-homed hundreds of dogs, cats and horses.

A professional humane educator, Sunny consults with animal welfare
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