Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Visiting Author Captures Student Interest on Pet Adoption and Journalism


On November 26, author Kim Kavin visited the high school to speak about her book, Little Boy Blue: A Puppy’s Rescue from Death Row and His Owner’s Journey for Truth, which tells the story of her rescue dog, Blue, and her journey to learn about his history. Her research included a visit to the high-kill shelter from where he was saved as well as gathering information about groups who work to place pets. Ms. Kavin addressed several different classes speaking to students about her book and the information she learned on her journey. Blue, once only 3 days away from death having been placed in the group of dogs who were “unadoptable” because of his shy nature, is now the proud recipient of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certificate. Blue is becoming quite a star having appeared with the author on CNN and at many events around the country as she speaks about dog adoption and the truths about “throw away” dogs; she, her book, and Blue are changing the plight of many vulnerable animals. The book is being credited for ending the practice of gas chamber use in the kennel from which he came. An accomplished writer and author of nine books, Kim Kavin also held a short workshop with high school students who are aspiring journalists and writers. 

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