This book should be on every animal lover's shelf. Chances are pretty good you'll want to read the book straight through and not put it down until you're finished. I was mesmerized from the first page. You will read about heroes and villains, the guilty and the innocent. Cindy Marabito writes with heart and conviction about all the characters she's met in animal rescue and all the lessons she's learned. Falling in love with all the animals she writes about in the book is unavoidable after seeing them through the author's eyes. Her keen observations of the shortcomings of the system our companion animals have to navigate are insightful and touching. Her persistence and willingness to stand up for helpless animals is inspirational. If you're not a dog person I guarantee you will never be able to walk or drive by a stray or lost animal and look the other way after reading this book. I would love to see this book made into a movie.