Praise for Terri Crisp's Out of Harm's Way:
Poignant memories from an animal savior . . . Crisp's highly personalized accounts of daring rescues, incredible volunteer efforts, and the bonds of tenderness that form between humans and animals are quite touching.'' --Kirkus Reviews
How the love of a stray dog or cat rescued in the combat zone helps U.S. troops deal with the trauma of war, and how one woman risks everything to bring these soldiers’ buddies home.
From the Inside Flap
Unlike many animal books, No Buddy Left Behind is not only about rescuing strays but also about U.S. soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home. Many troops serving in the Middle East share life-altering relationships with stray dogs and cats they save from the brutalities of life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Overcoming monumental obstacles, author Terri Crisp makes it her mission to get these soldiers’ “buddies” out of danger and bring them home to the people who love them.
So, how does someone get an animal out of a country where a dysfunctional infrastructure means that normal resources don’t exist, and every step of a plan to transport animals could get someone arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon discovers, each rescue mission, from start to finish, could
easily be terminated at any point, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch U.S. soil. Terri and her team of volunteers have saved the lives of 282 dogs and 58 cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008—and No Buddy Left Behind tells this incredible story.
About the Author
TERRI CRISP is the author of Out of Harm's Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories. As the program manager for SPCA International's 'Operation Baghdad Pups', she has made thirty-one trips to Iraq and Afghanistan since the program's inception. She has been interviewed on Oprah, national television news programs, and morning talk shows. Numerous national publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, have run stories on her work. She lives in Somerset, California.