Friday, July 16, 2010

BOOK REVIEW : Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary

Written by the founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a haven for abused farm animals, the book depicts a world in which distinctions between “human” and “animal” are meaningless, a world where care and affection trump years of neglect and abuse. Readers will meet animals like Dino, an old toothless pony who survived an arson that killed 23 horses; Rambo, the sheep who informs the staff when an animal needs assistance; Paulie, the former cockfighting rooster who eats lunch with the humans and accompanies the director around town on her errands; and dozens of other critters, all larger than life. Side by side with them is a staff of hilarious, irreverent, but always loving humans, for whom every animal life—even that of an injured frog rushed to the vet for emergency surgery—has merit. These tales will profoundly—and joyously—change your life.

This was quite a moving book. The real life story of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Kathy Stevens, the woman who envisioned a place where abused animals could come to experience love and safety for the first time in their lives, for the rest of their lives. Beautifully told and quite humorous too. I am fortunate enough to live only 45 minutes from the sanctuary and have been there several times to see the wonderful work Kathy and her dedicated staff of animal lovers do. This is a must read for anyone who calls themself a lover of animals.
You can purchase this book at Kathy's  website or
And Please check out Catskill Animal Sanctuary site :

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