Although the ASPCA reports that 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year, spring is the season when shelters experience a significant surge in animal intake. It’s because this is when stray animals give birth to litters that result from uncontrolled breeding.
In her children’s book series, author Linda Greiner shows how Sheltie Rescue gives homeless Shelties a second chance at a happy life, as illustrated in her Mom’s Choice Gold Award winning books “Sashi, The Scared Little Sheltie” and “Sashi Adopts a Brother” (Brown Books Publishing Group).
Greiner is a lover of Shetland “Sheltie” sheepdogs and a passionate rescue shelter advocate. The Sashi books are based on her own personal experience adopting the real-life energetic Sashi and later, Sashi’s brother, Buddy, through the Shetland Sheepdog Placement Services of New Jersey.
“Sashi was my first experience with a severely traumatized dog,” says Greiner. “But with love and patience, positive reinforcement training and the Rescue’s support, we were able to overcome Sashi’s behavior problems.”
In her latest adventure, “Sashi Adopts a Brother,” the spunky little Sheltie assists her new family as they foster for Shetland Sheepdog Rescue, looking after Shelties until they find “forever homes.” Greiner provides a moving account of Sheltie Rescue from a completely different perspective.
Greiner started fostering for SSPSNJ in 2003.
Greiner is currently working on her third children’s book about Sashi and the other rescue Shelties they have known and loved.
Meet Linda Greiner:
--Sat. April 30: 2016 Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest, Burlington County Animal Shelter,Westhampton, N.J. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
--Sun. May 1: Private reading, Blessing of the Pets, Congregation M’Kor Shalom, Evesham, N.J.
--Thu. May 5: Private reading, Mom’s Club of Marlton, N.J.
--Sat. May 14: 2016 Langhorne Pet Fair & Family Day, Langhorne, Penn. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
--Sun. May 22: Pet Fest 2016, Hamilton, N.J., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.