Reading to Rescue Animals at the Amarillo Public Library

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Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway by Peter Zheutlin is a book written about saving animals across the country and is the featured book at the Amarillo Public Library right now.
 
“It is a terrific book, you learn a lot about this very real issue of pet overpopulation and we’ve been very excited about the programs we have had,” said Stacy Yates with the Amarillo Public Library.
 
Yates says the book talks about one man’s journey to rescue animals and just how bad some of the condiitons they come from are.
 
To help raise awareness, the Amarillo Public Library is hosting events and helping out local dog rescue groups and the humane society.
 
They have been accepting donations to help take care of animals in our local shelters.
 
“Donations we are accepting are Clorox bleach, and yes it has to be Clorox, soft dog treats, and gently used towels, sheets, blankets. Also, if you have a used pet carrier or crate then we would accept those as well and those can be dropped off at any Amarillo Public Library location,” added Yates.
 
Yates says along with raising donations for the local animals, they are also helping to get more adopted.
 
“We are going to have an adopt-a-thon. People will have a chance to meet a lot of adoptable pets.”
 
The adopt-a-thon will take place this Saturday at the Northwest Branch Library at 6100 W 9th.
 
To meet Author Peter Zheutlin and Greg Mahle, the man he based the book on you can visit the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, Tuesday October 4 at 7 p.m.
 
You can drop off donations for the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Animal Management and Welfare through this Saturday.

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