Animal photographer Janet MacPhail is training for her cat Leo's first feline agility trial when she gets a frantic call about a "kidnapping". When Janet and her Australian Shepherd Jay set out to track down the missing party, they quickly find themselves drawn into the volatile politics of feral cat colonies and endangered wetlands.
"Not as good as the first two"
When a talented dog handler falls flat on her face during the obedience trials, Australian Shepherd lover Janet MacPhail can hardly believe someone would actually resort to murder. As she takes care of her mother and falls for a hunky black Lab owner, the last thing Janet needs is to find out she's become a "person of interest." Nosing around for clues that might clear her good name, Janet and her friends - Australian Shepherd Jay, tabby cat Leo, and eccentric neighbor Goldie Sunshine - discover the hard way that killers don't like snoops.
"A delightful surprise"
For Janet MacPhail, photographing retrievers in training is the perfect way to spend an evening. But a photo session at Twisted Lake takes a peculiar turn as Drake, her friend Tom's Labrador, fetches a blood-soaked bag holding an exotic feather and a torn $100 bill. When one of her photography students turns up dead at the lake, Janet investigates a secretive retreat center with help from Australian Shepherd Jay and her quirky neighbor Goldie.
"Great For Dog Lovers and..."
Part I of Rescue Matters! covers the legal, organizational, and paperwork needs of rescue groups, as well as finding and working with volunteers. Part II deals with the animals themselves: how to evaluate (health issues, personality assessment, type of home needed) foster homes and veterinary care, assessing potential adopters, training, and dealing with behavioral problems. The book offers something for everyone interested in saving homeless pets.