Arbordale Publishing, Hardcover, 9781607186113, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 10, 2013
Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can t be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers behind the scenes at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need.
About the Author
Award-winning nature authorJennifer Keats Curtisis frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. In addition toKali's StorytheAnimal Helpersseries, Baby Owl s Rescue, andTurtles In My Sandboxfor Arbordale, some of her other recent titles includeSeahorses, Osprey AdventureandSaving Squeak: The Otter Tale. Recently honored with the SoMIRAC Literacy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy. Jennifer resides in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website atwww.jenniferkeatscurtis.com."