Lahaska: KEVIN FERRIS - Vets and Pets

The Lahaska Bookshop will be hosting local author Kevin Ferris on Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm for a presentation and signing of his new book, Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them HealVets and Pets tells the stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals, from dogs and cats to pigs and birds of prey. Join us to learn more about their incredible journeys! 
 
"As someone who has seen first-hand the special significance of service pets and how they truly bring a healing joy to our service members, this new book Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris, illustrates their enduring bonds. I'm hopeful that this book will also bring awareness to the great non-profit programs that support our warriors, and the dedicated Americans who care about our heroes both human and animal. Together, they help each other heal from the visible and invisible wounds of war." -Gary Sinise
 
 
 
Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal by Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris
Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives.
 
Tyler struggled to adjust to civilian life after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan, until he met his intelligent and willfully disobedient red European Doberman pinscher, Apollo. Vietnam veteran Patrick regained a sense of well-being and hope through the study of birds of prey. Max the horse has helped numerous veterans learn to trust, improve their communication, and increase their self-confidence and self- esteem. Mandi discovered that the intelligence and unconditional love of pigs were exactly what she needed to heal from an abusive past and a disappointing army-training injury. These are just a few of the uplifting stories that are featured in this striking collection.

In addition to exploring the unique, lifelong bonds that can develop between veterans and their animal companions, Vets and Pets spotlights extraordinary nonprofits that unite wounded warriors with service and companion animals, including Pets for Patriots, Hooves Marching for Mercy, Horses Helping Heroes, and Avian Veteran Alliance, among others. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Pets for Patriots.
 
“These stories will make you laugh and, of course, cry—and if you don’t have one, they will make you desperately wish for a pet . . . enjoy this wonderful book.” -Former First Lady Barbara Bush
 
“Thank you to Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris for this compilation of compelling stories created in an effort to raise awareness about the many benefits of encouraging and facilitating animal adoptions for members of the military community.” -Andrea Arden, Animal Planet’s pet expert and New York City’s best dog trainer, as named by New York Magazine and the Daily News
 
 
About Kevin Ferris
 
Kevin Ferris
Kevin Ferris is the commentary editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his freelance work has appeared in the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor. He has two children and lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with an Irish setter named Samson.
 
 
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Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
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The Lahaska Bookshop
162A Peddler’s Village, Rt 263 & Street Road
Lahaska, PA 18931
Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781510721937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - September 26th, 2017

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