02 August 2012

'Little Boy Blue' investigates the dark side of animal rescue

Little Boy Blue is a brazen investigation into the dark side of the animal rescue industry. As someone who has worked for many years on the frontlines of the war to save the lives of innocent animals, I have seen firsthand, the trials and tribulations Kavin courageously documents in the tale of her precious Blue, and all I have to say is, it’s about time.

By the time he was three months old, Blue had been beaten, bleached and left literally for dead when his name was added to the euthanasia list at a local, taxpayer-funded animal shelter, where U.S. taxpayers spend $15 million a year on shelters where dogs die in gas chambers. This is his story of survival. And because Kavin has decided to tell it, maybe some of the thousands more like him might stand a better chance at making it out alive. Maybe . . .

An award-winning journalist and dedicated animal rescue worker, Kavin marries her informational approach with her very obvious passion and love for not only Blue, but for all the animals who have been and continue to be, designated to die. Hers is a must read for animal lovers, rescue and welfare workers, and activists hoping to make a difference in the lives of all those who sit and wait, and whose time is running out.

Erica Settino | Twitter | Facebook | Website New York Erica is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

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