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DAWGS
A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them
By (author): Diane Trull By (author): Meredith Wargo
9780806540344 Paperback, Trade English General Trade PETS / Essays & Narratives Mar 31, 2020
$21.95 CAD
Active 5.51 x 8.24 x 0.71 in | 0.6 lb 272 pages Kensington Citadel
We can all make a difference.
 
Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull’s life-defining moment happened when her fourth-grade reading class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies. Her young students were determined to save these lost pups and others like them. In that moment, the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary—known as DAWGS—was born.
 
How Trull and her fourth graders started their own animal shelter is a story of dedication, commitment, and perseverance. Trull shares inspiring stories about animals and animal lovers of all ages in this moving story of hope and compassion. DAWGS is a testament to how love and a strong measure of determination can offer second chances—one animal, one child, and one day at a time.
 
“Get ready to feel a lot. This book is inspiring all along the way.”
—Bernadette Peters, award-winning actress
 
“I’m blown away.  I hope this story reaches thousands of readers.”
Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog
 
“I loved DAWGS! It will inspire you and warm your heart.”
Kristin von Kreisler, bestselling author of An Unexpected Grace

DAWGS (Dalbart Animal Welfare Group and Shelter) is the only animal sanctuary in the country founded and run by elementary school children.

DAWGS is located in the Texas Panhandle, where the weather poses a constant challenge. From torrential rains and powerful windstorms to blizzards and frigid temperatures, the children endured extreme elements while caring for more than 500 animals daily.

With a heritage steeped in cattle ranching and farming, Dalhart’s social climate wasn’t receptive to the idea of a shelter dedicated to saving animals, let alone one run by kids. Despite of verbal threats, break-ins at the shelter, and harsh criticism from city officials, the children’s resolve to sustain a no-kill animal sanctuary remained intact - and has lasted over 15 years.

Many of the children who volunteer at the shelter come from dysfunctional and broken homes themselves. Their teacher, Diane Trull, and her husband Mark served as mentors to the children, which is a key part of DAWGS’ mission. The sanctuary has always been as much about the children as the dogs.

The children who founded the shelter were flown to Chicago as guests of Oprah Winfrey. They met Oprah and filmed a segment for her show. Sadly, the segment did not air. It was bumped by a breaking news story.

Once the shelter opened in 2003, Dalhart became a no-kill town virtually overnight. To date DAWGS has saved the lives of thousands of animals.

Diane Trull’s lifelong passion for rescuing animals served as the catalyst for cofounding the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary (DAWGS) with her husband, Mark Trull, and a group of fourth-grade students. Diane continues to teach those involved in animal rescue about the importance that compassion and community service play in making a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Meredith Wargo is an award-winning author and advocate for animals. The recipient of three Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers Association of America, she has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Although a native Texan, Meredith currently lives in southern Utah with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets. Visit her at her website www.MeredithWargo.com or on Twitter @MeredithWargo.
 
DAWGS is the only animal sanctuary in America founded and run by elementary school children. Since its founding in 2003, DAWGS has touched the lives of more than twenty thousand animals, giving them a second chance in life. DAWGS is the first recipient of the Distinguished Youth Guardian Award from In Defense of Animals, an international animal rights and rescue group based in California. The authors hope their readers will be inspired to make a difference in saving the lives of animals by adopting, fostering, donating, and volunteering. Visit DAWGS at www.dawgsntexas.com.

Author Residence: Amarillo, TX (Trull:); St. George, UT (Wargo)

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“Inspiring and passionate, this heart-stopping story tells how a teacher and her fourth grade students became a force for good - one dog at a time. Every town needs a hero like Diane Trull, and a sanctuary like Dawgs. This book is a reminder that, regardless of age, we all have the power to enhance the lives of animals, and make world a better place. Diane Trull and her class of nine year-olds put the humane back in humanity.”

—Helen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of CLEO, BONO, and JONAH

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