Book: Little Boy Blue
Author: Kim Kavin
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Kim Kavin, after adopting her puppy Blue, goes in search for his background and his journey to her home.
My rating: 5 Stars
My opinion: Anyone who follows my blog, knows that I don't review much non-fiction. Especially non-fiction that can cause a ton of debate due to me wanting to keep A Book and A Review a light zone. I had the opportunity to stumble upon this book and knew I not only needed to review it, but, as an animal lover, get the word out on this book.
This book is a must read for anyone who feels that spaying/neutering their pet is inhumane and those who are animal lovers. Don't expect a sweet story from this book. Kavin takes an in depth look at the world of High Kill Shelters/Animal Control/Animal Rescue. It had several moments that were simply heartbreaking, especially determining that a chunk of the cats/dogs sent to their death could be prevented simply from them not being born or being cursed with irresponsible pet owners.
It is not only a depressing book though. Ms. Kavin does detail improvements in processes in the pet adoption process, as well as things pet mommies and daddies can do, but the negative aspects of it still permeated the book.
I knew this book was going to be an absolute winner when Jim Gorant, author of the NY Times Bestselling novel, THE LOST DOGS: MICHAEL VICK'S DOGS and THEIR TALE OF RESCUE AND REDEMPTION wrote the foreword to it.
Would I recommend? : Ummm, I just did!
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone