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Books for National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

From November 5th to 11th, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation week. We thought the best way for us to celebrate is with book recommendations featuring: animal shelters, volunteering at animal shelters, searching for pet friends, and finding new friends and a sense of purpose helping those in shelters. Hope you enjoy these great reads!

From helping homeless pets to assisting injured wildlife, there are many ways to volunteer with animals. Some people help scientists track wild animal populations, while others help zoos teach people about the importance of conservation. This book examines different volunteer opportunities and how to get involved.

Hope is willing to do whatever it takes to stop the local animal shelter from closing down. It’s where she found her two furry best friends and wants it to stay open so the other animals there can find their fur-ever homes, too! Can Hope get the support she needs in time to keep the shelter doors open?

When Madeline Finn learns about animal shelters, she wants to do something to make the residents of the shelter feel loved. Read to find out what Madeline does next!

The Donovan family are a bunch of scaredy-cats; so, they decide to adopt a dog for protection. However, things don’t go quite as planned with their new dog.

Lily to the rescue! She is the smallest puppy in her litter and the only girl. Her brothers like to push her around due to her size. When Lily meets a girl named Maggie Rose at the animal shelter, Lily discovers that despite her size she can still help other animals who are in need.

When Lucy is first adopted from a shelter she seems like the perfect puppy, but soon, nothing can make her stop howling. Not even a visit to a dog psychologist would help. Her new owner discovers just what Lucy needs. Read this cute story to find out.

Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. He’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make the perfect pet.

Millions of animals enter US animal shelters each year. Dogs are placed in shelters for many reasons, but through no fault of their own. Most dogs brought into a shelter do make great family pets. This book helps readers understand everything that is involved in adopting a dog from a shelter. After reading this, you can be part of saving a beautiful life.

12 year-old Bree Davies is devastated when her beloved Border Collie, Danny, goes missing after her mom leaves the gate open to their Santa Monica home. In her search to find Danny, Bree discovers the world of animals in need. With the help and guidance of animal rescuer Rayleen, Bree’s heart is opened to the many dogs in the downtown Vox Street shelter. Before long, her emptiness about her own loss shifts into action. Her quest to find Danny and her newfound mission to save the shelter dogs soon become one.

This book offers a look at our responsibility toward domestic animals by examining methods of breeding, reproduction issues, alternatives to adoption, and the reasons for adopting a dog or cat.