Starting a 501-3c non-profit animal rescue isn't easy under any circumstances. . ..but Tamira Ci Thayne has never been accused of doing something because it's easy. She's a woman who walks the walk. In her new book, "It Went to the Dogs", she lets readers behind the scenes during her quest to do something *really* hard -- turning Michael Vick's dog fighting property into a rescue for chained and penned dogs.
Tamira's objective was to transform the bad energy of Vick's property into good energy. To memorialize the Dogs who had died in fear; heal the place, and the ghosts of those dogs; and to create a safe space to rehabilitate dogs who had only ever known isolation and loneliness, preparing them to be adopted into loving families. Many of those dogs' stories are told throughout the book.
The endeavor was met with obstacles, treachery, and disdain at every turn -- but through it all, Thayne persisted, and she is nothing if not tenacious. Tamira's story is for anyone in animal rescue, everyone who has ever come up against insurmountable odds, and everyone who loves dogs. It is a master class in pursuing your dream.