I was very pleased to be able to obtain this thru Overstock as I had been wanting to read it, but didn't want to purchase it thru another site. This is a book for all time - it should be mandated reading in schools. This is a book for all interested in our companion animals and generating compassion within our communities. It can be difficult to read for those of us who love the creatures we spend our lives with, but at the same time, it immerses the reader with hope and tools for real and lasting change. One comes to the realization that euthanizing our animals is not necessary - it never was. The book also provides a clear description of the history of killing our animals and how some of the largest animal protective organizations in the United States still perpetuate the idea that it's necessary. Once you have read the book, you are inspired to take action because the beauty is in the simplicity of knowing they don't have to die - they never did.