'Saving Audie' Explains Dogfighting to Younger Audiences
05/12/2011 AT 07:45 AM EDT
Audie (who was first known as #86, later as Dutch) was one of 48 pit bulls given a second chance. After recovering from painful knee surgery, he became an agility trainee and now also helps dogs learn good behavior as a canine coach. Written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and illustrated with photos by William Munoz, the book ($10.25) follows Audie's journey to happiness and introduces us to other survivors who are productive members of the canine community.
If your child has ever asked you what dogfighting is, this book is a good learning tool. It's also a reminder to all the adult dog-lovers out there just how resilient our faithful friends really are.
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