I don’t think anyone knows exactly how many animals are euthanized in shelters each year. I have seen estimates of anywhere from four to twenty million annually, or almost one per second. This horrific problem requires not one but many solutions, I’m sure. Those solutions start with awareness, will, creativity, and money.
As I hope you will be able to tell from my book, I have deep admiration for anyone who chooses a life of helping animals, whether they work in shelters or otherwise. There are hundreds of animal welfare and rescue organizations across the country that deserve our support. You can find many of them through online sites like Just Give. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to The Best Friends Animal Society and other animal rescue and welfare organizations.
Until we find solutions, our animal friends will sometimes need a good lawyer. I feel sure that the character Nick would fit right in at the Defenders of Wildlife and EarthJustice. I hope they will consider that the compliment I intend it to be.
The soul you save may be your own.
Especially if you believe in reincarnation.