Does Your Animal Rescue Story Deserve To Be in a Book? Now’s Your Chance!

MoreRScover18loFolks have loved the first book in our animal rescue series—the award-winning Rescue Smiles—so don’t miss your chance to have YOUR story touch hearts and lives through our second book—More Rescue Smiles, edited once again by Heather Leughmyer and Tamira Thayne.

Got a particularly-winning photo of your baby, too? Maybe you can even claim the cover photo spot!

The heart of the animal rescue world lies in its stories—of freedom, of love, and of sacrifice by those who not only acknowledge but embrace the human-animal bond and its wondrous gifts.

In our first rescue story compilation, Who Chains You Books was pleased to offer a look into the emotional lives of rescuers and the living beings they hold dear. Readers joined us for the heartwarming anecdotes, as Cinnamon stole Spice’s puppies, Alice stole everyone’s shoes, and a host of other animals conspired to steal our hearts.

You got a behind-the-scenes peek into the relationships between rescuers and not only dogs and cats, but horses, goats, pigs, rats, mice, and birds, in this delightful first installment of Rescue Smiles, available in audio, paperback, and kindle.

Now we’re following up that success with More Rescue Smiles, and we want to include your stories! Every animal is invited inside our pages, from dogs to cats to chickens to rats—and of course every wild animal who calls our fields and woods home.

Stories between 1000-3000 words will be accepted, and we are taking submissions through May 1, 2018. So what are you waiting for? Send us along your entry today.

Submit your stories through our form here: http://whochainsyou.com/mystoryform.html

Got more than one story? Up to three submissions will be considered.

Got more questions? Drop us a line at info@whochainsyou.com, and we’ll be happy to help you out.

Happy Writing! We can’t wait to meet your rescue friends.

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WCY Choses Charity of the Year for their Efforts to End Pigeon Shoots Nationwide

Who Chains You Publishing has chosen our Charity of the Year for 2018, based on their outstanding work confronting and publicizing the heinous cruelty inherent in pigeon shoots nationwide.

charity18-sharkWe would like to thank the staff and volunteers of SHARK—Showing Animals Respect and Kindness—for their efforts, and pledge to help raise awareness and funding for the issue throughout 2018.

WCY publisher Tamira Thayne first learned about pigeon shoots when she worked on state laws for chained dogs in Pennsylvania, where the majority of pigeon shoots are still held annually. She watched advocates like Johnna Seeton agonize over the failure of bill after bill in the Pennsylvania state legislature that would have specifically prohibited pigeon shoots in PA.

What are pigeon shoots? Well, they’re as bad as you can imagine. From a June 5, 2017 article in the Philly Voice by John Kopp, titled “Pennsylvania clings to pigeon shoots that have nearly vanished nationwide”:

“During such shoots, live pigeons are placed into spring-loaded boxes and propelled into the air at the shooter’s command. The shooter then fires at them from a distance of about 30 yards. Hundreds of birds are wounded or killed.”

From that same article: “One group, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has protested the Philadelphia Gun Club shoots by posting videos of wounded pigeons and aerial videos of the shoots.

“We’ve really been pressing them hard and exposing the people who have been participating in it,” SHARK activist Stuart Chaifetz said. “We treat it the same way as if you saw someone dogfighting – it’s inexcusable.”

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An image from “Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament”, out May 1

Who Chains You Publishing applauds SHARK’s efforts, and is already hard at work on a children’s book about the issue, called “Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament”. The book will donate $1 from each sale of the book to SHARK through the end of 2018, and the non-profit will receive a year-end donation from a portion of all sales as well.

“Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament” is due out May 1, and is appropriate for ages 8 and up. The book was written by author Tamira Thayne, and illustrated by author, artist, and animal advocate C.A. Wulff.

We encourage you to learn more and support SHARK’s efforts to end the cruelty of pigeon shoots, and we hope you’ll join us in spreading the word about this abuse of our feathered friends.

SHARK’s website: http://www.sharkonline.org/

SHARK’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sharkonlineorg/

SHARK’s latest video investigating pigeon shoots. This one was in Maryland:

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