New signing, new book review, and new stats

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  • February 23, 2017
  • by Jacki Skole
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Save the Date! I will be participating in the Princeton Public Library‘s Local Author Day on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. I’ll be joined by some forty authors from the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. So please, stop by, meet authors, buy fabulous books.

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For dog lovers who love fiction, check out my review of Neil Abramson’s Just Life at EcoLit books. Abramson–an attorney by day, novelist by night–has written a page-turner of a book grounded in suspense, ethical ambiguity, and the human-canine bond.Just Life

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Euthanasia in America’s animal shelters is on the decline. That’s according to Shelter Animals Count, a five-year-old non-profit created to do what no national humane organization had done: build and maintain a national database of sheltered animals.

According to SAC, some 5,500 dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each day. That’s two million a year. Certainly that’s way too many, but it’s better than where we were just a few years ago when Best Friends Animal Society, an SAC founding member, estimated four million dogs and cats were killed annually. And it’s a far cry from where we were in the 1970s, when shelter killings stood at 17 million.

The good news: The trend is moving in the right direction. The challenge: We need to get it moving faster.

A handsome dog in a Georgia shelter tries to get a passerby's attention.
A Georgia shelter dog tries to get a passerby’s attention.

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