‘Marrying Winterborne’ by Lisa Kleypas: Fabulously different historical romance

Rating: 4 stars It's hard to write a romance with a new twist because so many of the plots have been done over and over again. That's not to say that they are not beautifully done -- over and over -- but it's wonderful to read ahistorical romance with a plot line that is unique, … Continue reading ‘Marrying Winterborne’ by Lisa Kleypas: Fabulously different historical romance

‘I Let You Go’ by Clare Mackintosh: Superb twisted thriller

Rating: 4 1/2 stars "I Let You Go" by debut author Clare Mackintosh has been compared to psychological thrillers like "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train." The author spent twelve years working on criminal investigations and she is married to a police officer. The story stems from a case that she had worked … Continue reading ‘I Let You Go’ by Clare Mackintosh: Superb twisted thriller

Tank killed before adopter could get him; MDAS kills dozens of animals in 1 day

Tank wagged his tail at a volunteer. He kissed her fingers and rolled over for a belly rub. The only thing aggressive about Tank was the way he hugged volunteers (see photo). Yet Tank is the latest casualty at a shelter that labels dogs as "aggressive" and then kills them. Ori, a senior dog, was … Continue reading Tank killed before adopter could get him; MDAS kills dozens of animals in 1 day

Dog adopted at shelter dumped 9 years later; shelter killed him in 4 days

This sweet collie mix with a sparkle in his eyes, a wagging tail, and a relaxed tongue seemed darling. His heartless family had adopted him from the shelter as a puppy and abandoned him at the age of nine at the same shelter from which he had been adopted. Did they not want to care … Continue reading Dog adopted at shelter dumped 9 years later; shelter killed him in 4 days

Tank killed before adopter could get him; MDAS kills dozens of animals in 1 day

Tank wagged his tail at a volunteer. He kissed her fingers and rolled over for a belly rub. The only thing aggressive about Tank was the way he hugged volunteers (see photo). Yet Tank is the latest casualty at a shelter that labels dogs as "aggressive" and then kills them. Ori, a senior dog, was … Continue reading Tank killed before adopter could get him; MDAS kills dozens of animals in 1 day

Dog adopted at shelter dumped 9 years later; shelter killed him in 4 days

  This sweet collie mix with a sparkle in his eyes, a wagging tail, and a relaxed tongue seemed darling. His heartless family had adopted him from the shelter as a puppy and abandoned him at the age of nine at the same shelter from which he had been adopted. Did they not want to … Continue reading Dog adopted at shelter dumped 9 years later; shelter killed him in 4 days

Dog was minutes from being killed because of hidden tick causing paralysis

When Ollie, a ten-year-old sheltie stopped eating and found it difficult to walk, no one could figure out what was wrong with him -- even the veterinarians. When it seemed as if the kindest thing to do was put Ollie out of his misery, fate -- or luck -- intervened. Before the final act of … Continue reading Dog was minutes from being killed because of hidden tick causing paralysis

Could Henry’s life have been saved? Volunteers will never know

Henry was a young, sweet dog who was gentle and friendly. He seemed to get along with other dogs. In short, the kind of dog who would easily find a home. Yet "was" is the correct tense to use regarding sweet Henry because he was killed at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. The volunteer … Continue reading Could Henry’s life have been saved? Volunteers will never know

Shelter director on the hot seat after lies exposed

Local rescuers have been saying that the policies and procedures at the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, Florida, are inhumane. Now, Steve Andrews of NewsChannel 8 has exposed some more of the shelter's sordid story. In his recent investigation, titled "Local shelter adopts pets to violent offenders," Andrews exposes the fact that the … Continue reading Shelter director on the hot seat after lies exposed