Mutual Rescue by Carol Novello audiobook

Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too

By Carol Novello , with Ginny Graves
Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Grand Central Publishing, Grand Central Life & Style 9781538713532
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A moving and scientific look at the curative powers--both physical and mental--of rescuing a shelter animal, by the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley. MUTUAL RESCUE is the first book to profile the transformational impact that shelter pets have on humans, exploring the emotional, physical, and spiritual gifts that rescued animals provide. It explores through anecdote, observation, and scientific research, the complexity and depth of the role that pets play in our lives. Every story in the book brings an unrecognized benefit of adopting homeless animals to the forefront of the rescue conversation. In a nation plagued by illnesses--16 million adults suffer from depression, 29 million have diabetes, 8 million in any given year have PTSD, and nearly 40% are obese--rescue pets can help: 60% of doctors said they prescribe pet adoption and a staggering 97% believe that pet ownership provides health benefits. For people in chronic emotional, physical, or spiritual pain, adopting an animal can transform, and even save, their lives. Each story in the book takes a deep dive into one potent aspect of animal adoption, told through the lens of people's personal experiences with their rescued pets and the science that backs up the results. This book will resonate with readers hungering for stories of healing and redemption.

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Summary

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A moving and scientific look at the curative powers--both physical and mental--of rescuing a shelter animal, by the president of Humane Society Silicon Valley.

MUTUAL RESCUE is the first book to profile the transformational impact that shelter pets have on humans, exploring the emotional, physical, and spiritual gifts that rescued animals provide. It explores through anecdote, observation, and scientific research, the complexity and depth of the role that pets play in our lives. Every story in the book brings an unrecognized benefit of adopting homeless animals to the forefront of the rescue conversation.

In a nation plagued by illnesses--16 million adults suffer from depression, 29 million have diabetes, 8 million in any given year have PTSD, and nearly 40% are obese--rescue pets can help: 60% of doctors said they prescribe pet adoption and a staggering 97% believe that pet ownership provides health benefits. For people in chronic emotional, physical, or spiritual pain, adopting an animal can transform, and even save, their lives.

Each story in the book takes a deep dive into one potent aspect of animal adoption, told through the lens of people's personal experiences with their rescued pets and the science that backs up the results. This book will resonate with readers hungering for stories of healing and redemption.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Adopting a pet can greatly benefit the lives of people who are emotionally hurting. Read these heartwarming stories in Mutual Rescue." Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
“An impressive and inspiring work guaranteed to spur a visit to a rescue web site or trip to the local Humane Society.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Blending emotional appeal with scientific evidence, Novello presents a sound basis for the community benefits of rescuing shelter animals and supporting animal welfare organizations.” Library Journal
“Through authentic accounts, scientific evidence, and personal narrative, Carol Novello illustrates how when we rescue a homeless animal, we ourselves are so often rescued right back! This book is destined to save lives.” Marty Becker, DVM, and Jack Canfield, coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
“I love Mutual Rescue’s films, so when I heard about this new book, I raced to read it. The stories about rescued pets rescuing people were like rays of bright sunshine on a stormy afternoon. Truly an awe-inspiring book.” Marci Shimoff, author of Happy for No Reason

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Author

Author Bio: Carol Novello

Author Bio: Carol Novello

Carol Novello began rescuing animals at age five and hasn’t stopped. With an MBA degree from Harvard, she was a senior software engineer and spent many years working in high tech. She is the president of the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), where she launched “Mutual Rescue,” a digital global campaign of short films designed to showcase the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship and encourage adoptions. Through her work at HSSV, she has been awarded the Maddie’s Fund Maddie Hero Award for innovation and leadership in the sector and has been recognized as an honoree at the Fifty Years of Women at Harvard Business School celebration. She lives in San Francisco where she enjoys spending time with her own rescue companions.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 8.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English