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Sharon Sakson

Paws & Protect: Dogs Saving Lives & Restoring Hope

Paws & Protect: Dogs Saving Lives & Restoring Hope
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Published by Alyson Books
December 2008
ISBN: 978-1593500948
Dogs have never been so widely used to protect human society as they are today. There are dogs on nearly every police force in the nation, working in immigration, customs, and fire departments-even for the IRS. Dogs are bomb sniffers, guardians, sentries, and arson detectors. They track live people and discover the dead. At border crossings and airports, they sniff for drugs, bombs, and contraband. They act as scouts, trackers, messengers, minefield clearers, booby trap detectors, tunnelers, water patrollers, lifeguards, and explosive seekers. The president of the United States goes nowhere until the Secret Service has had dogs probe the area he will visit. Dogs are tireless and faithful workers, and they don't ask for much in return. Paws to Protect is packed with true stories about the strong bonds that form between war dogs, police dogs, and Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers as they work together in often dangerous situations. Through author Sharon Sakson's keenly drawn and thoughtful coverage of a subject often featured our news agencies' front pages, Paws to Protect goes to the heart of the ancient dog-human relationship. Many stories in this volume will thrill readers as they cite the heroism of these animals, while others stories will tug at readers' hearts. Compassionate without being sentimental, Sakson's Paws to Protect is straightforward, thorough, and well documented.
Animals , Military/War
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