By Jacki Skole
Soon after Jacki Skole introduced domestic an eight-week-old dog from a brand new Jersey rescue association, she questioned how this sort of younger animal may have such a lot of idiosyncrasies—so she got down to locate a solution. Dogland, a rare mixture of memoir and investigative journalism, follows Skole’s trip to track the origins of her latest kinfolk member.
Along the way in which, Skole interviewed dozens who paintings on the planet of animal rescue—from shield managers to animal rights activists—taking readers from dilapidated county-run shelters within the South to strip department stores within the Northeast the place rescue teams search houses for homeless pets, and from rural and concrete “vet deserts” to the very center of the South’s advanced courting with spouse dogs.
Amid the intense concerns dealing with shield canine in the USA, Skole came upon tireless animal advocates and humble visionaries who think their rules and their ardour can store canines lives in the course of the South—and the complete United States.