A Ruff Road Home: The Court Case Dogs of Chicago recounts the stories of roughly 20 dogs (and one cat) once caught in Chicago’s court system and their journey from the city shelter into loving and supportive homes. It also tells the stories of the heroes, rescue organizations, and volunteers that helped the dogs get a second change at a great life, thanks to the first-in-the-nation Court Case Dog program. It wasn’t long ago that animals seized from neglectful or criminally charged owners were viewed solely as evidence. They were rescued, but then languished in a cage until their owners’ court cases concluded. Unlike their owners, these dogs did the time, but not the crime. After they satisfied their evidentiary role, typically they were euthanized.
A Ruff Road Home may be ordered for a donation of $40 per copy to Safe Humane Chicago by visiting www.safehumanechicago.org. Shipping costs are extra.