Please, May I Keep the Donkey?

"Please, Can We Keep the Donkey?"





A Collection of Animal Rescue Stories by the Massachusetts School of Law Community

The importance of pets in our daily lives is difficult to overestimate. Yet it is surprising to learn that each and every day ordinary people across the nation are rescuing animals from death, disease and homelessness. When law school professor and animal rights activist Diane Sullivan asked her students if they had ever rescued an animal in need, she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of stories her students shared. She quickly amassed over 100 stories from her law students and colleagues at the Massachusetts School of Law. These law students, easily preoccupied with pressing academic deadlines, took time out of their lives to write about the animals they rescued.

The stories that were selected for this collection are well-written, often dramatic, and warming to the heart. On full display are the emotions and compassion that moved individuals and families, easily burdened by more pressing problems, to open the doors of their homes to save animals.

This collection probes the questions: What drives us to care? Why do ordinary people regularly save endangered by welcoming them into their lives? In the end, what do these very stories tell us about our own humanity?

 “The greatness of a nation

and its moral progress can be judged
by the way its animals are treated”

Mohandas Gandhi

The proceeds from the sale of this book benefit The Shadow Fund.

Thank you to Laura Lussier and the Massachusetts School of Law Community for this submission, and the   Thank you, also, to Diane Sullivan and Holly Vietzke for this compilation with a special forward by Betty White.  We appreciate the acknowledgment that we must all practice compassion and involement, and instill these attributes in our children.

Please visit, "like", and share the Shadow Fund Facebook page.  It is a very worthy cause.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 12:48 PM, 05.05.2013