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Farm animals are full of personality and affection, as Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals proves through touching stories from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Performed with engaging warmth by voice actor Amy Rubinate, CAS founder Kathy Stevens introduces listeners to animals big and small, from horses to chickens, who have been saved from neglect and abandonment to find new lives at the sanctuary - and sometimes permanent homes with adopted families. Quirky, profound, and poignant, Animal Camp is a rewarding listen that offers a bounty of human compassion and animal love.
Heartwarming stories of rescued farm animals from the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings.
Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a "turkey bowl" just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a 21-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the "underfoot family", those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways.
The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any listener more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human.