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    Defending the Defenseless
    A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets
    by Allie Phillips





    Pages:272
    Publisher: --
    Edition: 1st., 2011
    Language: English
    ISBN:
    978-1442202146

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    Do you love cats, dogs and other pets? Do you want to do more to help protect and advocate for these pets, but don't know where to start? Defending the Defenseless is for anyone who wants to join a growing crusade to bring animal protection to its rightful place in a civilized society, to protect animals from harm inflicted by humans, and allow them to live happily in an environment that appreciates their unique qualities. Regardless of career or lifestyle, anyone can become an advocate for pets in a growing movement to defend the defenseless. This book guides readers through the variety of ways they can help companion animals and offers practical tips to get involved, from donating money to volunteering at animal shelters, from opposing animal experimentation to raising children to protect animals. Defending the Defenseless is perfect for anyone who loves animals and is seeking guidance on how to get involved.

    Table Of Contents

    Foreword ix
    Acknowledgments xiii
    Introduction xv
    1 Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Where Do You Stand? 1
    2 Becoming an Animal Advocate: Where to Start 9
    3 Staying Strong and Resilient: Overcoming Conflict and Compassion Fatigue 23
    4 Humane Education: Kids Helping Animals 35
    5 Advocating for Shelter Animals: Ending Outdated and Questionable Shelter Practices 51
    6 Models for Thriving Animal Organizations:Saving More Lives through Innovation 79
    7 Saving a Life: Transporting Shelter Animals 105
    8 Preventing Cruelty and Neglect of Animals 117
    9 Protecting Feral Cats 137
    10 Animal Emergency Preparedness: Disaster Response,Search and Rescue 155
    11 Attorneys Advocating for Animals 167
    12 Lobbying for Animals 185
    13 Using Your Words to Benefit Animals 197
    14 Communicating With and Healing Animals 205
    15 Keeping People and Pets Together: Everyone Can Help 225
    16 Conclusion: Welcome to the Journey! 237
    Appendix A: Pound Seizure Fact Sheet 243
    Appendix B: Humane Euthanasia Fact Sheet 249
    Notes 253
    Resources 269
    Index 271
    About the Author 277


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