Tails of Devotion Shows Bond Between People and Pets

Emily Scott Pottruck introduces readers to 58 families and their beloved pets in her book.

Posted: December 4, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

The bonds people form with their pets are incredibly strong, no matter what type of animal wins that person’s love. In her book, "Tails of Devotion: A Look at the Bond Between People and Their Pets," Emily Scott Pottruck explores the special relationships 58 families have formed with their companion animals.

Readers will meet a little girl who owns a pet snake almost as long as she is tall, a family who includes the pet rabbit in a family portrait and pays homage to the pet by donning bunny ears for the photo. Readers will recognize some of the owners featured in the book: Robin Williams’ family and their pet Poodles, Kiwi and Mizu; Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind and his Pitbull, the Boo; and Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda with Suzzi the Shih Tzu.

All of the proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

“I firmly believe in the mission of the ASPCA and other groups like it,” Pottruck says, “and hope that 'Tails of Devotion' can help raise funds and awareness in a brand new way with 100 percent of the proceeds going to their fundraising efforts.”

For more information about the book or to order a copy, visit the ASPCA website at www.aspca.org.


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