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by Peter Zheutlin

RESCUE ROAD by Peter Zheutlin

One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway

Twice a month, Greg Mahle leaves his home in Ohio in a 12-wheel rig bound for the rural South, where he rescues abused and abandoned dogs and brings them to loving “forever homes.” In this inspiring book, journalist Peter Zheutlin interweaves Greg’s experiences with the heartwarming stories of the dogs and the families who adopt them. This dramatic, uplifting account shines a spotlight on critical issues facing dogs and people (like canine overpopulation) and shows how love and a little luck can be the difference between grief and hope for these dogs—and for us all.

Sourcebooks (October 2015)

288 pages

Peter Zheutlin is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. He has contributed to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, AARP Magazine, Parade and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School and resides in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman, and their rescue dog, Albie.