Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary
Title: Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary
Author: Kathy Stevens
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.
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 life — even that of an injured frog rushed to the vet for emergency surgery — has merit. These tales will profoundly — and joyously — change your life.