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Saving Cinnamon
by Christine Sullivan
St. Martin's Press
ISBN 978-0-312-59628-6
Published October 2009 - Hardcover - 243 pages - $24.99

This story is going to make you cry, get angry, rattle your cage, and uplift you all at the same time.  If you're a dog lover, it's going to frustrate you no end.  It's a case of bureaucracy at its worst and about unreliable people.  However, it's also about the honesty, concern, and caring of many people too.  This is the story of a Navy Reservist in Afghanistan, who along with his fellow personnel, befriends a loveable puppy who found herself on base.  Not everyone fell in love with her and neither did she eat properly, but she was fed by almost everyone.  However, her spirit crept into Mark Feffer's heart and he did what he could to take her home to the States when he left six months later.  Not an easy task by any means.  She got lost because of the lack of concern of someone Mark trusted and paid to ensure her safe passage State-side.  Everyone was frantic trying to locate Cinnamon, and through translators and people with compassionate hearts, Mark's sister Christine Sullivan, she was found.  Christine rescues animals and even started her own international rescue mission.  She founded New Hope for Animals whose mission is to find organizations that care for animals in need.  This moving story will capture your attention, and no doubt your heart, and take you along on this page-turning journey as the fate of the lost puppy is explored and deciphered.  All along the way I kept hoping that the idiot "dog handler" who abdanoned Cinnamon, would be strung up and whipped, and I also hoped that Cinnamon would be found and that she'd be healthy and happy.  There were also the people to sympathize with: Mark and his wife Alice, Christine, the lady in Bishkek, and everyone else pulling for the puppy, the military as well.  Extraordinarily emotional stuff, especially for dog and animal lovers.  Almost too much to handle.  Cinnamon's bond with everyone (except that handler) along the way is incredibly moving.
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Conclusion - Dogs really are one's best friends.  Please read this fantastic story and do what you can to ensure that all animals are loved and cared for.  It's the least we can do.

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