Don’t read this without a ready supply of tissues to hand – you might well need them, some of Janie Ritson’s stories of abandoned and ill-treated animals are quite tragic. But, there is joy as well, new owners, new homes and healing balance the sadness. Life at an animal sanctuary is not for wimps, it’s a full on 24/7 life and through this account you get a real sense of what it must be like, emotionally and physically to run such a place. An engaging and absorbing tale of animals in need.
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A collection of unique and heart-warming stories from the life of an RSPCA rescue worker. Janie Ritson shows us the full and wondrous lives of those animals neglected and forgotten. A new talent from Authonomy, HarperCollins' own talent-spotting website, Janie Ritson writes about her and her husband's eventful experiences as RSPCA rescue workers. Their encounters range from the truly poignant to the utterly hilarious, including a lovesick macaw, a tea-stealing goat and a sheep who thinks she's a dog. Janie manages to capture the difficult emotions that every animal lover must go through when faced with a mistreated creature. From heartbreak and sadness to love and joy, she shows us the colourful lives led by wild animals and pets alike, even those that have been abandoned by the very people who were supposed to care for them. A story of family and how animals can effect people's lives in the most wonderful ways, Hoping for a Home is an inspiring collection for all animal lovers and owners.
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||6th January 2011|
|Author:||Janie Ritson, Jane Summers|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Domestic animals & pets, Farm & working animals,|
Janie Ritson worked for the RSPCA for 22 years, first as a volunteer and ultimately as a manager, before retiring. During that time she met her husband Tony, an RSPCA Inspector, when she was volunteering at a local animal centre. They have shared their home with a rainbow of creatures ranging from macaws to pet sheep. Janie spends her time caring for her animals as well as for her husband, four daughters and nine grandchildren.More About Janie Ritson, Jane Summers