animal welfare

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remarkable discoveries about animals and the remarkable ways we can be kind to them
". . . A book that offers both a tour of the wonderful world of animals and a guide to simple ways in which we can reduce the harm we cause them in our everyday lives"--Provided by publisher.

Reptiles and amphibians

Explores how to keep snakes, frogs, bearded dragons, and other reptiles and amphibians as pets.

Wild animal rehabilitation

Explores the notion of animal dignity and rights and what it is like to work as a wild animal rehabilitator, where humans will rescue injured or sick wild animals and nurse them back to health, then release them into the wild again.

Pearl and Squirrel give thanks

Pearl the dog and her shy friend, Squirrel, find much to be thankful for while roaming their big city on Thanksgiving, but at day's end, they have a reason for lasting gratitude.

The dog patrol

our canine companions and the kids who protect them
"Biologist and animal rights activist Rob Laidlaw explains dog biology, evolution, and behavior, and explores the dynamic relationship between humans and companion dogs. Amongst sections on dog care, training, and issues related to dog ownership are spotlight features on kids helping dogs. The book includes photographs, sidebars, a glossary, an a dog anatomy gatefold"--Publisher.

The call of the wild

Buck, a dog that has been forced into the harsh life of a sled dog, befriends a man seeking his fortune in the Klondike gold fields, and must ultimately decide whether to stay with his master or obey his instinct to join the wolves.

Animal control officers

Introduces young readers to the job of animal control officers.


a gorilla's true story
"The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta."--.

The simple art of flying

Alastair the African grey parrot is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky and his sister, Aggie, by twelve-year-old Fritz, spoiling his plans to fly away with Aggie. Told in Alastair, Albertina, and Fritz's voices.

Designer dogs

an expos? : inside the criminal underworld of crossbreeding
"[The author] reveals [the] obsession with new types of dogs--engineering puppies that keep getting smalleror sillier looking--and the . . . health consequences of this on those we claim as our best friends. She also provides . . . revelations on how this has led to a world of 'disposable pets'--puppies and adult dogs abandoned when their medical expenses become too costly and added to the 6.5 million animals entering shelters each year, or put on the street--and informed insight into what's ahead: made-to-order puppies; hybrid animals; shorter life spans for dogs; and even the extinction of breeds like French bulldogs, pit bulls, King Charles spaniels, mastiffs, Skye terriers, bloodhounds, and more"--Provided by publisher.


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