The very latest news on publication – the book is hot off the press and is now available! You may purchase by credit card, with your Pay Pal account or or by calling 403 949 3259. This pre-release issue will be produced in a soft cover format priced at $24.95. Shipping per book throughout Canada is $6.99 and $8.99 throughout continental United States. For purchases of more than 3 books there will be a discounted shipping rate – please contact us for details. It is hoped that an e-book version will follow in early spring 2013.
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The book can be purchased in person at the exquisite Wallace Galleries in downtown Calgary, and is also now available at Chapters and Indigo at the following locations throughout Calgary: Sunridge, Chinook, Crowfoot, and Signal Hill and Shawnessy!
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“The compassion and determination that shine through each page of this wonderful book provide a compelling reminder of our deep connections to all other living things and of the potential that resides within each and every one of us to make change in the world.”
Jane Lawton, CEO, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
“Through vivid photography and a narrative both unblinkingly honest and compellingly philosophical, Dogs with No Names provides a rare glimpse into the stark existence of a largely forgotten population. The book’s underlying project exemplifies the type of scenario in which we believe non-surgical contraception can have a powerful impact. We applaud Dr. Samson-French and her team for their pioneering efforts in studying the real-world potential of a non-surgical contraceptive tool to prevent litters, and future suffering, of the dogs with no names.”
Joyce Briggs, President, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs
“This exquisitely written and photographed book shines a loving light on the multitude of dogs who roam, unnamed and unclaimed, in the western United States. Judith Samson-French’s insightful words and compelling photographs create a book not to be missed by dog lovers everywhere.”
Patricia McConnell, PhD, author, The Other End of the Leash
“The plight of feral dogs is a heartbreaking problem in many countries. The Dogs with No Names project in Canada is the heartwarming story of a brilliant veterinarian and her team’s use of contraceptive implants as a humane, quick solution to the over population that produces feral dogs. Dr Samson-French tells this story with compassion, humour and profound insight into animal and human behaviour. She works specifically with dogs on reserve communities near her clinic in Bragg Creek, Alberta, but this is a book that could inspire resolving the feral dog problem worldwide. The photos and anecdotes will make you smile and cheer for these underdogs.”
Dorris Heffron, Author of ’City Wolves’
Here Now!!!…The book written to honor the enduring bond between dog and man and the unfaltering alliance our best friends have made with us. This poignant collection of words and photographs reveals the lives of the dogs caught between two worlds, the innovative project to reduce their suffering – and what these dogs teach us about ourselves. Prepare to be moved and inspired, for within these pages you will discover many lessons to be learned from the dogs with no names.
This beautifully presented book is 300 pages long and filled with dramatic black and white as well as colour photography along with the stories behind the images. It will be available for retail purchase and 100% of the profits will be donated to Dogs With No Names initiatives. Special wholesale pricing will be available for large orders and fundraising efforts.
An Excerpt from the Book
Play gives every living heart an enthusiasm for life that is inimitable
Time to Play
This lop-eared puppy would make anyone smile. She is barely six months old and can’t wait to jump into our arms to be held; the implant process doesn’t bother her at all. As far as she’s concerned, life is a fun journey of discovery, and she shows no apprehension toward it. Her intent, clearly, is to dive with great gusto into every moment she’s granted, and engage anyone with a beating heart to share in the fun. Without knowing it, she emanates a strong and loving energy that embraces everything and everybody. Even through the eye of the camera, there’s no mistaking her mischievous intent: she is actively looking for action, bounding about like a little tease, hoping one of us will chase after her and play. What is most apparent in rez dogs like this playful puppy is the uncanny ability to shut out both the past and the future and fully engage in the present moment. The concept of self-absorption, so inherently human, is totally absent in feral dogs. Once their survival needs are met, most seem to rejoice in life, not for its outcomes or rewards, but simply and purely for its own sake. Their very existence exemplifies a force of nature devoid of mean-spiritedness and unnecessary violence or negativity. In truth, dogs with no names are the paragon of self-actualization. Even in the most wretched circumstances, they routinely deal with the unknown with a sense of acceptance. Unlike humans, they have no need to exert control over others. A strong sense of inner-directedness, coupled with an almost endless enthusiasm for life, carries these homeless animals through their many daily challenges.
All her behaviors signal that life is not only worth living,
but worth living well.
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