Where the Blind Horse Sings

Where the Blind Horse Sings

Love and Trust at An Animal Sanctuary

Book - 2007
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Animal lovers of every sort will find this a moving, amusing, sometimes disturbing, and finally joyous tribute to our four-legged (and winged) friends.
More than anything else, this is a book about love. Written by the founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, a haven for abused farm animals, this book depicts a world in which distinctions between “human” and “animal” are meaningless, a world where care and affection trump years of neglect and abuse.  You will hear deeply moving and heartfelt accounts of animals like Dino, an old toothless pony who survived a fire and became the first member of the CAS community, and Cinnamon, a recent addition, who arrived timid and thin, with a bullet hole in her left eye. You will meet Rambo, the sheep who informs the staff when an animal needs assistance; Babe, the 900-pound pig; Paulie, the former cockfighting rooster who eats lunch with the humans and accompanies the director around town on her errands; and dozens of other horses, ponies, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, and a variety of birds, all larger than life.  Side by side with them is a staff of hilarious, irreverent, but always loving humans, for whom every animal lifeeven that of an injured frog rushed to the vet for emergency surgeryhas merit. These tales will profoundly—and joyously—change your life.


Baker & Taylor
The founder of the Catskills Animal Sanctuary tells the story of how she turned a rundown farm into a haven for abused livestock and shares anecdotes about some of the more than eleven hundred animals she has encountered since the 2001 founding.

Perseus Publishing
More than anything else, this is a book about love. In this deeply moving account, you will hear about Rambo, a sheep who informs the staff when another animal is in trouble; and Paulie, a former cockfighting rooster who eats lunch with humans; Dino, an old toothless pony who survived a fire; and many more. Alongside these horses, roosters, pigs, sheep, rabbits, cows, and other animals is a staff of loving humans for whom every animal life, even that of a frog rushed to the vet for emergency surgery, has merit. Reading this book can profoundly?and joyously?change your life.


Norton Pub
"The ideas behind Stevens's stories—such as the inherent equality and nobility of all species—are affecting and thought-provoking."—Publishers Weekly
More than anything else, this is a book about love. In this deeplymoving account, you will hear about Rambo, a sheep who informs thestaff when another animal is in trouble; and Paulie, a formercockfighting rooster who eats lunch with humans; Dino, an old toothlesspony who survived a fire; and many more. Alongside these horses,roosters, pigs, sheep, rabbits, cows, and other animals is a staff ofloving humans for whom every animal life, even that of a frog rushed tothe vet for emergency surgery, has merit. Reading this book canprofoundly—and joyously—change your life.

Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2007
ISBN: 160239055X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781602390553 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 636.083209 STE
Characteristics: 204 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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Jul 26, 2013

My favorite book on this topic.

JCLHelenH Apr 11, 2013

Not a nuts and bolts guide to starting an animal sanctuary, Where the Blind Horse Sings is a history of the farm and it's occupants, with mini-biographies of some of the larger animal personalities.

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HereHere
Jul 25, 2011

The entertaining history of how the Catskills Animal Sanctuary came to be. For most of us, you will learn more about food animals from this author than you will have learned your whole life.

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