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Little Boy Blue by Kim Kavin
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Sep 18, 2012

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Read from September 18 to 26, 2012

It started with a search on PetFinder.com for dogs available for adoption near Kim Kavin’s New Jersey home. That's where she found Blue, the dog who would inspire her to research and write Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for the Truth. Kavin soon learned that Blue (named for a character in the movie Old School) was actually being brought to her local rescue organization from a shelter in Person County, North Carolina. Blue’s vet raised some questions about his previous care, so Kavin began to dig deeper into his past, finding that her puppy had been at a shelter where 95% of dogs who enter are euthanized and a gas chamber is regularly used.

Kavin’s search led her to find that Blue’s story isn’t at all unusual. There are volunteer organizations that work to ferry dogs from high-kill shelters to other parts of the country where they will be adopted. The harsh reality of those shelters and how many dogs are put to death there is both shocking and sad. Kavin was inspired to do what she could to help these dogs and began to foster rescued dogs in her home until permanent homes can be found for them. To date, 12 foster dogs have had a temporary home with Kavin and Blue. She also shares the ways that readers can get involved and help these animals. This is a heartbreaking but worthwhile read for animal lovers.

Unlike many of the dogs that Kavin learned about, Blue's story has a happy ending. He now lives with Kavin in New Jersey where he revels in all varieties of peanut butter-flavored treats and enjoys long walks with Kavin. He recently got a newly adopted canine sister named Ginger. Catch up with him on his Facebook page (facebook.com/littleboybluedog). A portion of the proceeds from Little Boy Blue will go to the Petfinder Foundation to help other dogs have long, happy lives like Blue.
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