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Encounters With Rikki : From Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog (Paperback) (Julie

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Encounters with Rikki is about an eight-week-old puppy surviving Hurricane Katrina and miraculously finding her calling as a therapy animal. With her new owners, Chuck and Patty Mitchell, Rikki helps children learn to read, assists a man with multiple personality disorder and gives one little girl the courage she needs to testify against the man who ****** her.This narrative nonfiction book explores the human-animal bond through Rikki’s influence on her owners and the people they visit: people who are dying, accident victims with brain injuries, and those committed by law to a psychiatric hospital. Chuck and Rikki's improbable partnership is one of loyalty and affection, leading Chuck on a mission to help child victims testify by having a dog at their side. It’s as much a story about the dog as it is about the possibilities that she has inspired, including changing the judicial system in Florida.
Number of Pages: 188.0
Genre: Pets
Sub-Genre: Essays
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Julie Strauss Bettinger
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2016
TCIN: 51133290
UPC: 9781941758533
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-2654

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