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The Canine Woman of Mexico

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Once I first heard about Alison Sawyer Present’s ebook, I used to be intrigued not solely by the fictional story however by the writer’s true-life experiences serving to canine and cats of Mexico. She has helped greater than 12,000 animals on to a second probability at life by her nonprofit Isla Animals, which provides low-to-no-cost veterinary care and pet training, plus arranges adoptions by her Canine Gone Basis.

Her ebook The Canine Woman of Mexico tells the story of the fictional Rose, as she, her husband and pottery studio, transfer to Isla Mujeres (an island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula) for a lifetime of tranquility and inspiration. As a substitute they discover ravenous, uncared for and abused cats and canine that wander the streets. There have been no veterinarians within the space, and lots of the folks couldn’t afford veterinary care or automobiles to take their pet to the veterinarian. Thus begins Rose’s journey that results in a ardour that modifications her life without end.

My first query for Alison was why write a fictional ebook as an alternative of a biography about her personal inspiring life?

“I’ve unbelievable respect for individuals who write a biography, to share that a lot of your self,” she says. “It simply wasn’t attainable for me.” Alison tells me, nonetheless, that every one the tales within the ebook are true, although instances and names and a few occasions have modified. “The spay and neuter clinic on the finish of the ebook was created by placing collectively all essentially the most fascinating experiences I’d had over a few years,” she says.

That is Alison’s second ebook, her first being No Urn for the Ashes. She has one other ebook within the works although it’s not about rescue. “So far as the rescue,” she says, “I’ve extra unbelievable devoted volunteers than ever earlier than, and we hope to get greater and higher yearly to assist as many animals as we will.”

The Canine Woman of Mexico is out there by Amazon. A part of the ebook gross sales proceeds will go to Isla Animals. For extra details about the rescue, go to or @IslaAnimals on Fb. Alison says folks will help by month-to-month donations or “simply spreading the phrase that these animals need assistance makes a distinction,” she says.

In regards to the writer:

Masking the pet world for greater than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/author for all kinds of pet magazines and web sites from the small critters to parrots to cats and canine. Her advisory staff of rescued pets — canine Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — assist maintain her on high of the newest and biggest pet well being analysis, coaching and merchandise, something to present maintain them in the excessive life they’re accustomed to. Comply with Tampa and his crew on Instagram whereas Melissa can at all times be discovered engaged on the following concern of Catster and Dogster magazines at and

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  • Adam Johanson

    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.