4 Introduction 6 World of Cats 14 It's an Alley Cat World 22 Shelters, People Who Care 32 Becoming a Foster Parent 38 Adopting a Cat 50 Raising Funds and Telling the World 56 The Cat Lover's Pledge 57 Resources & Links 58 Acknowledgments 59 Photo Credits 60 Glossary 62 Index
Rob Laidlaw has devoted his life to protecting animals and empowering others to do the same. He is the founder of several animal protection organizations and an author of 6 children's books about animal welfare and activism. No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs won the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award and the Hackmatack Award; its companion book, Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends, is nominated for the same awards. Rob lives in Toronto, Ontario.
The straightforward message, good examples and plentiful resources may well combine to inspire new advocates. Kirkus The kids' actions should inspire readers to get involved with rescue efforts in their own communities. This title would be useful for its information on young people and their determination to protect cats everywhere. School Library Journal ... the book's centerpiece is the "cat champions," or young people (some eight or nine years old) who have gone above and beyond to make life better for felines... The list of organizations where kids can learn about ways they can help is extensive and useful. Booklist The information is easily accessible and the stories are engaging and heart-warming ... This is a wonderful book for any animal lover. Resource Links Written in a clear unpreachy style and brimming with lovely full-colour photos, this is an ideal volume for any young cat lover ... Quill & Quire Laidlaw, author of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs, now provides a book that will empower youth to help homeless cats ... Attractive sidebars contain tidbits of information that will be of interest to cat lovers ... Highly Recommended. - CM Magazine ****/4 CM Magazine Cat lovers around the world will celebrate this well-written nonfiction selection. Dragon Lode International Books