“I HIGHLY recommend Rescue Matters! The book was a very easy read. Once I picked it up, I had a very hard time putting it down. I finished the book in just two sittings.” -Deb Parker- Best Friends Animal Society
“C.J. English brilliantly captures the good, the bad and the ugly of what goes on behind the scenes. This is a story of heartbreak, good luck, bad luck, and danger. If reminds us what these rescuers know and live, that every animal deserves a chance.” – V. Creech
“Absolutely nailed it. This book is beautifully written. I went through a box of tissues. Even if you’re not a huge dog lover it’s still a great read and highlights important issues.” – A. Chappell
“OMG what have you done? This is truly amazing. I hadmy doubts… how can you tell a story about a rescue and not just sound likeyou’re begging? But THIS… this is so full of life and love…it’s wonderful!Rescue Matters is a Cinderella story featuring a very burly man with a sidearm.” – R. Grandbois, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
“Thank you for writing this for the animals that have been saved, those yet to be saved and for all of mankind. It is just THAT GOOD. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, but most of all, it will make you understand WHY, “Rescue Matters.” -K. Gordon
“I read it cover to cover in less than 24 hours. Without a doubt, C.J. absolutely killed it. It captivated my soul in a way few books have. I’m astonished at how a book can make a person feel so many different emotions at the same time. It’s literally that great. A miracle from an angel.” -A. Longie
“My mind is blown. I was expecting a Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of smile & cry story book. What this relays to everyone is so much more! I was born and raised in the Turtle Mountains so I totally get it (all of it.) Well done, C.J., thanks for using your gift and your platform to spotlight this great need.” – L. Siemens
From the Author
My mission for writing this book is to raise awareness and funds that alleviate suffering while we work on a long-term solution. By telling the world about the plight of these invisible dogs I’ve come to love and cry for, I feel good about any small part I’ve played in helping save them. I write our stories and hope to show that we are genuine, not corrupt or greedy, and to show that the struggles and triumphs of rescue are grueling, rewarding but worth it.
If we are to help the forgotten dogs we must also help the forgotten people. I don’t see tribes, colors, cultures, outsiders, insiders, purples, yellows or greens. I see humans and animals suffering every day and feel a responsibility to get involved. I don’t dwell on whose problem it is to fix it or who caused it, or that they are not my problem because I don’t live there. I don’t live by the notion that this is a reservation issue, nor do I place blame on the politicians or the state,or the tribe or anyone else.
When I ask myself whose fault is it that so many animals are suffering and so many people have no good options to help them? I can only come up with one answer that is the cause as much as it is the only solution.
You and me.
Yours and mine.