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Rescue Road is the extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse, and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love.

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For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the deep South to loving "forever families" up north, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward—where thousands of strays roam the streets—and high-kill shelters in Louisiana to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines—and for us all.

"An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." ---Kirkus

"Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful." ---Dean Koontz, author of Saint Odd

"Rescue Road is a canine caravan with heart and soul, sharing with the reader the bittersweet reality of dog rescue today." ---Teresa Rhyne, author of The Dog Lived (And So Will I)

"This is a spot-on portrait of the rescue community." ---Library Journal

Rescue Road

One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

Author Peter Zheutlin

Narrated by Barry Abrams

Publication date Oct 1, 2015

Running time 8 hrs

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