Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Book Reading in Woodside, NY - "Buddy Unchained"

Saturday, October 17th
2 pm to 3pm
"Buddy Unchained" Book Reading

Woodside Library
5422 Skillman Avenue
Woodside, Queens, NY 11377

Bobbi Cook will read Buddy Unchained in the Childrens' Room of Woodside Library. Buddy Unchained... What is life like, day after day, for a dog kept outdoors in all weather on a chain or a rope, alone all day—a dog whose owners, for the most part, forget that he’s alive? Buddy, a lovable mixed-breed dog, has had such an existence.

Happy in a new home, Buddy tells the story of his former life of neglect, abuse, and finally, rescue, to live a good life with a family that cares about him. Information is included for parents and other adults about resources they can readily contact when they encounter a dog being abused. Incredible book!


"Buddy Unchained is a deeply moving look at a dog abandoned and adopted, a bittersweet tale of empathy and respect for a deserving puppy who has finally found a good home. The illustrations are utterly endearing and vibrant with the pain, joy and compassion they express. The story is simple yet of vast importance, and at the end we want nothing more than to make sure that all the Buddys of the world are loved and cared for like this patient, easy-to-please pup.? — Janet Leimeister, Events Manager, The Capitola Book Store

Thanks to the organizers of New York Week For The Animals for a job WELL DONE!