Little Boy Blue - A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row
[October 2012]- Join author Kim Kavin to hear this loving and poignant story of a very special rescue dog and her fight to improve the plight of animals kept in shelters.
The frightful world of high-kill pet shelters and the valiant efforts of organizations and individuals who work to save animals are the topics explored in journalist Kim Kavin’s heartwarming narrative, Little Boy Blue: A Puppy’s Rescue From Death Row. Ms. Kavin will appear at the Library on November 15 as part of the Authors on Stage series. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place at 7:00 pm in the Adrian Lamb Room.
When journalist Kim Kavin decided that she wanted a puppy, she did what millions of others do: clicked on an online photo and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle, advertised as healthy and nearby her home, was actually rescued days short of being put to death in a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. Blue had arrived in the Northeast with at least a dozen other dogs in just one of countless rescue efforts by sponsors dedicated to saving dogs by any means possible.
Little boy Blue is not only a true story of a puppy’s survival, but a shocking expose on the reality of some of this country’s tax-payer funded shelters, as Kavin researched Blue’s history back to the long row of dismal cages he spent his days in.
Kim Kavin is a widely published award-winning journalist and a volunteer dedicated to fostering puppies saved from high-kill shelters and waiting to be adopted. She lives in Long Valley, New Jersey.