Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too / Carol Novello with Ginny Graves.

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    • Publication Information:
      First hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Mutual Rescue profiles 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."-- Amazon.com
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction -- Heart. Finding courage: pets as secure bases and safe havens -- Building trust: animals and the biochemistry of bonding -- Coping with grief: fur as a source of comfort and solace -- Flourishing after sorrow: four-legged support for post-traumatic growth -- Body. Vitalizing physical health: the effect of wags and whiskers on physiology -- Embracing joy: Animals' playful companionship transforms loneliness -- Overcoming illness or injury: the role of pets in persevering through physical challenges -- Recovering from addiction: the stabilizing power of furry acceptance -- Mind. Cultivating grit: pets as source of strength and resilience -- Supporting mental and emotional well-being: paws anchor us in the present -- Fostering children's development: animals' impact on autism, reading skills, and cognitive growth -- Connection. Enriching relationships: pets bind us together -- Beyond cats and dogs: appreciating the natural world and all the creatures in it -- Discovering purpose: what animals can teach us about meaning, love, and faith.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262).
    • ISBN:
      9781538713532
      1538713535
    • Accession Number:
      2018044758
    • Accession Number:
      on1043585760
      1043585760
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646283
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NOVELLO, C. Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too. [s.l.] : Grand Central Publishing, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Novello C. Mutual Rescue : How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too. Grand Central Publishing; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Novello, C. (2019). Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too. Grand Central Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Novello, Carol. 2019. Mutual Rescue : How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too. Grand Central Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283.
    • Harvard:
      Novello, C. (2019) Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too. Grand Central Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Novello, C 2019, Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too, Grand Central Publishing, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Novello, Carol. Mutual Rescue : How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too. Grand Central Publishing, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Novello, Carol. Mutual Rescue : How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too. Grand Central Publishing, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Novello C. Mutual rescue : how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too [Internet]. Grand Central Publishing; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646283

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2019 April

In 2010, after a career in the technology sector, Novello put her lifelong love of animals to work as president of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Four years ago, the author cocreated Mutual Rescue, an initiative highlighting the shared benefits of adopting shelter/rescue animals. The organization's first short film, Eric & Peety, based on Eric O'Grey's book, Walking with Peety, shares Grey's and Peety's physical and emotional—weight loss and loneliness—transformations. Following the release of more films comes this eponymous book, cowritten with Graves. Chapters begin by describing the healing power animals can have for people of all ages and in all manner of physical, mental, and emotional trauma. These individual stories become the base for research on topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, mindfulness, and addiction, moving the narrative beyond what rescuers already know and into a well-developed argument for how animal companions help us live fuller, healthier lives. VERDICT Blending emotional appeal with scientific evidence, Novello presents a sound basis for the community benefits of rescuing shelter animals and supporting animal welfare organizations.—Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 February #4

The premise put forward by Novello, president of Humane Society Silicon Valley, in her first book is a simple one: rescuing a pet from a shelter helps both the animal and the owner in numerous ways. This collection of anecdotes, bolstered by the requisite statistics and studies, proves her point time and again. Novello opens with the story of how two Parkland School shooting survivors found solace in a pair of rescue dogs, one a mini Australian shepherd trained as a therapy animal, the other a puppy (of an unspecified breed) recently rescued from an abusive home; both were powerfully effective in helping their owners recuperate from trauma. While not all of Novello's accounts are this dramatic, they're equally impactful, variously showing how animals can help owners overcome the loss of a child or the suicide of a loved one, combat mental illness, adopt a healthier lifestyle, and even enhance a child's cognitive and emotional development. A selection of resources, such as volunteering tips for people unable to commit to pet ownership, rounds out the book. It's an impressive and inspiring work guaranteed to spur a visit to a rescue web site or trip to the local Humane Society. Agent: Bonnie Solow, Solow Literary Enterprises, Inc. (Apr.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.