The Unexpected Pit Bull is privileged to offer the newly released A Ruff Road Home: The Court Case Dogs Of Chicago™ with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the books going towards our beneficiary Safe Humane Chicago®.
The canine subjects celebrated within "A Ruff Road Home" did not start out life as beloved pets. Far from it. Rather they were all once victims of cruelty and neglect. Many spent months, sometimes years, in kennels at the city shelter, while their owners' cases crawled through the court system. In partnership with many heroes, rescue organizations, and volunteers, Safe Humane Chicago's Court Case Dog Program — the first of its kind in the nation — helped the animals featured in this book, and hundreds of others besides, get a much deserved second chance.
Within "A Ruff Road Home's" purposefully written and beautifully photographed pages, you'll meet dogs that have endured terrible treatment, yet have still managed to forgive, love, and come away whole. The Court Case Dogs' stories promise to tug at your heartstrings and instill a necessary sense of hope.
"As you read the Court Case Dogs' stories — and look at these pictures of beautiful bright eyes, wagging tails, and irrepressible joy of being alive, loved and safe — I bet you will feel compelled to do something good. I invite you to consider the professionals, community members and animal welfare advocates who give so much to save lives and improve the quality of life for animals and people. That's what this book is about. That is what Safe Humane Chicago is all about." - Cynthia Bathurst, Co-founder, President, and Executive Director of SHC
Written by Susan Russell, photographed by Josh Feeney, designed by Christian Henry, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall, and with a foreword by Cook County Circuit Court Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., A Ruff Road Home is a combined, pro-bono effort to raise awareness of and funds for Safe Humane's important work with veterans, at-risk youth, and dogs who have "done the time but not the crime."
Details: Full-color, hardcover, 112-page coffee-table book with beautiful dust cover,
Size : 10"x14", Weight 3 lbs