Here are some titles we’ve pulled from our collection to go with this year’s Summer Reading theme: Tails & Tales! This list is geared towards adults and older teens!
A newspaper columnist and a travel writer, both seasoned travelers with service dogs, give advice for how best to navigate the challenges of such travel. They give general guidance as well as specific regulations and service animal policies on planes, trains, cruise ships, and more. 2019.
This book explores the ever evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals. The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection? Domestication has proven to be a wildly successful survival strategy. But this success has not been without its drawbacks. Human values and choices determine an animal's lot in life even before he or she is born, for good and or ill. Some violence.
A former tech executive who became president of Humane Society Silicon Valley examines the curative powers of rescuing shelter animals. Includes individual stories of the physical and mental benefits of pet adoption, with supporting statistics and scientific studies. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
Philosophy professor discusses the history of ideas on the moral status of non-human animals in Western and non-Western cultures. Examines the existence and nature of animals' feelings and interests. Explores the ethics of keeping zoo animals, the harm of confinement, the issue of animal research, and alternatives. 2002.
Started in 1982, Best Friends shelters abandoned and injured animals on its 3,000 acres in Utah.
The author of The Inner Life of Animals (DB 89929) looks at how people grieve when they lose a pet. He looks at the psychology of grief and stresses the importance of mourning the loss of animals that share our lives. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
The heartwarming, often hilarious story of how Kinky Friedman, Nancy Parker-Simons, and Tony Simons have saved over 1,000 lucky animals at their Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.
Author recounts a season on his forty-two-acre upstate New York spread, where he attempted to train three border collies--Orson, Homer, and Rose--to herd sheep. Describes the challenges of farming and dog-training and relates the ways his relationship with the canines helped him to become a better person. 2004.
A noted veterinarian offers step-by-step instruction on how to train your cat easily and with kindness. Dr. Whitney's techniques can be applied to any desired project or purpose and with any kind of cat.
An animal expert shows readers how to use telepathy to "talk" with the animals they love.
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