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text by Jeanne Prevost
illustration by Amelia Hansen

ISBN: 978-0-940719-16-3
$16.95 trade cloth

ISBN: 978-0-940719-17-0
$15.00 ebook

May 2013

24 pages, ages 5 and up

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Lauren is angry with her father for having their dog Scout spayed, dashing her hopes of having the fun of raising puppies. To show Lauren why they made the decision not to breed Scout, Lauren’s dad takes her to visit a large animal shelter. Seeing the hundreds of dogs waiting for rescue, many with little hope of finding a home, Lauren comes to understand why they spayed Scout: there are too many dogs and too few homes for them.

The realistic, captivating art features shelter dogs. The final page of the book offers information for parents and other adults about pet overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering.

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“This is a recommended read for all parents and children, and a great addition for any humane educator’s program library.
Susan Helmink,
Association of Professional
Humane Educators
 “A book with beautiful illustrations and an important message. The subject of pet overpopulation is an important issue for children to grasp, and the way Jeanne Prevost and Amelia Hansen handle it here makes the topic feel contemporary, realistic, and even hopeful.”
—Pet Detective Kat Albrecht,
Founder, Missing Pet Partnership

Jeanne Prevost is an elementary school teacher who has worked also as a medical assistant for a veterinary hospital, trained puppies for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and raised chickens, ducks, a goat, and numerous dogs.

Amelia Hansen is the illustrator of Gryphon Press titles Are You Ready for Me? and At the Dog Park with Sam and Lucy, as well as nineteen other books exploring the connections between people, animals, and the earth. She lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband, artist Paul Nehring, and their two cats, Rabbit and Albert.

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