Today I’m sharing my review again for this historic record of how the law was changed.
The true story of one little dog who helped bring an end to puppy farming in the UK. Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was born into a Welsh puppy farm in 2008. She was repeatedly bred to produce litters of cute puppies, who were taken from her shortly after birth to be sold online and transported many miles across the UK. Life on a puppy farm is grim, and the dogs aren’t vaccinated, loved orlooked after.
Lucy was rescued in 2013 and was in a terrible way – her spine was fused, she was covered in scalds and burns, blind in one eye, had crippling arthritis, separation anxiety, and was badly underweight. Her life turned around when she was chosen for adoption and rehabilitated by Lisa Garner, dog-lover extraordinaire. Lisa had shared her life with many dogs beforehand, but she recognised something extra special about little Lucy, and so their unique journey together began which would eventually change the world…
I received a digital review copy via NetGalley from Mirror Books – my thoughts are my own..
I had a basic understanding of Lucy’s Law before reading, having adopted our own rescue King Charles Cavalier 2 years ago. However this book gives the full details of how Lucy was rescued from a puppy farm, adopted and then met an extraordinary vet – Marc Abraham. Marc details in his book how a small group of people managed to change the law to protect ‘man’s best friend’.
The book should be read by animal lovers, future vets, future politicians and anyone looking at how to change the law. It is heartbreaking in places so perhaps most suitable for age 14 and above.
I also hope that the main campaigners will be honoured for their work to stop the puppy farms.
Our rescue dog:-
Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS is the TV vet giving pet advice on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Sky’s My Pet Shame and Crufts. As a vet advisor to the Kennel Club Marc passionately promotes responsible pet ownership, rescue pet adoption, microchipping and animal welfare. Creator of the hugely successful PUP AID Puppy Farming Awareness Day – Marc actively campaigns against the cruel industry of puppy farming and also helps judge a range of charity dog shows.
To keep up with all Marc’s adventures or even follow him on Twitter visit http://www.marcthevet.com.