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This is a great story for the whole family!

As an animal lover, this is a wonderful story of the joys of adopting a new pet. What I loved especially was the passion in which the author focuses on her topic and the message about the importance of considering adoption of adult pets, not merely babies. To me this is important as there are so many adult animals that get left behind because people want kittens or puppies instead, and this book shows that even adult animals need love and companionship too. My girls thoroughly enjoyed Moo Kitty and have been asking me over and over to read it to them again. The only drawback is that it is getting them to ask about us adopting another pet and we already have two adult cats! This is a great story for the whole family!

— Sandie lee, Imagination-Cafe Blog

A heartwarming story about the benefits of adopting an older cat…

Moo Kitty Finds a Home is a heartwarming story about the benefits of adopting an older cat. The charmingly illustrated book introduces young children to the concepts of abandoned animals, rescue and adoption.

A sad turn of events leaves Moo Kitty alone, grieving and frightened of the world beyond his rose garden. Accompanied by three feline guardian angels, Moo Kitty finds himself in a shelter. While life is better again than it was when he was all alone out on the street, he watches all his young kitten friends being adopted, and he has a hard time keeping his spirits up. Then, one day, his new family finds him. Love, compassion and friendship are just some of the life lessons that Moo Kitty learns on his journey to find a new home.

Children and adults alike will fall in love with Moo Kitty from the first page, and as they follow him on his journey, there will undoubtedly be a few tears before the story reaches its happy ending.

— Ingrid King
Award winning author of Buckley’s Story – Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher
consciouscat.net

Bravo to Valerie for sharing a truly inspiring story…

Moo Kitty purred his way right into my heart! Oh, how my heart ached when Moo Kitty’s beloved elderly parent passes away, and he was then abandoned by family members. Left to fend for himself, he is guided by three guardian angel kitties to have faith he will find a new home — such an incredibly beautiful lesson in just that for children — to believe and not give up hope. Valerie Lee Veltre has tackled a tough subject with compassion and grace, shedding a positive light on shelters, and the truly amazing work they do each and every day to help all pets find loving homes.

This book will help our younger generation understand that an older pet has just as much love to give as a young one, as well as encourage adults to think about doing the same.

I see only good, and many happy shelter animals finding their way to loving, forever homes, with the help of Moo Kitty leading the way. Bravo to Valerie for sharing a truly inspiring story to change the lives of many pets, now and in the future.

– Barbara Techel
Author of the award-winning Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series

frankiethewalknrolldog.com  •  joyfulpaws.com

This book will touch your heart and make you think twice…

I’ve long been an advocate of adopting older pets. I brought my cat home when she was 3 ½ years old and we never missed a beat. I also believe in older pets for older people. Not everyone needs a puppy or kitten or can really handle all of the work they entail. With an older pet, you pretty much know what you have from the start.

One of my personal pet peeves (any pun intended) is when an older person dies, leaving a beloved four-legged companion who may have been their only source of love and comfort. Family members come in, dispense with property and no one takes the cat or dog, preferring to dump it in a shelter or just abandon it as if it were a piece of garbage instead of a living breathing, loving sentient being. Frankly, this topic, for me, is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. I get furious, heartbroken and sick to my stomach. Yes, all at once.

You can imagine how surprised and delighted I was to receive an early copy of a new book, “Moo Kitty Finds A Home,” by Valerie Lee Veltre, and illustrated by Liz Leonard. Moo’s story will touch the hearts of children and adults. It is this very topic that Veltre covers so beautifully. Abandoned after his elderly owner dies Moo watches all of the kittens being adopted from the shelter. One by one. For Moo there is, thankfully, a happy ending but this story is more than a mere tale. It is a beautifully illustrated lesson. One that will teach children and adults alike the value of someone older and that adopting an older pet from a shelter is a wonderful option.

I cannot say enough good things about this book. It has truly touched my heart. I think it would make a wonderful gift for any child or library for that matter. It would be a perfect item for shelters to sell.

Even if you don’t have a child, it’s well worth reading. This book will touch your heart and make you think twice.

I’m going to read “Moo Kitty Finds a Home” again. And again.

— Darlene Arden, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and award-winning writer, lecturer, and author of “The Complete Cat’s Meow,” among several other titles.
darlenearden.com

I found myself caught up in Moo Kitty’s journey…

As someone who works in the trenches doing cat rescue, reading “Moo Kitty Finds A Home” was a welcome relief. It’s a gift to all animal shelters that Valerie Veltre didn’t turn away from the challenge of writing about such an emotional topic as abandoned cats. Instead, she carefully wove a tale about a sweet cat who faces hardships, without being heavy-handed about her message. I found myself caught up in Moo Kitty’s journey, knowing all too well the uncertain future many abandoned cats face. This book may be geared for children, but it’s also a reminder to parents to be responsible pet owners and not to overlook adoptable adult cats like Moo Kitty when they’re ready to add to their family. I hope “Moo Kitty Finds a Home” finds a place on the bookshelves at all animal shelters and rescue groups, as it will with mine.

— Robin A.F. Olson
Author of the Pettie Award-winning Best Cat Blog, “Covered in Cat Hair”

President & Founder of Kitten Associates, “The NEW Breed of Cat Rescue”
coveredincathair.com  •  kittenassociates.org

A wonderful message for all ages!

What a dear book about Moo Kitty!  Although dressed and written as a children’s book, it is a wonderful message for all ages!  This is such a common story of loss and redemption in the shelter world, and a terrific way to tell it through the eyes of a very real character, Moo Kitty.  Our shelter animals need Moo Kitty to tell their story and help them find new homes.  Thanks to Valerie for making it such a vivid, poignant and heartwarming story for everyone!

—Joan E. Brown
President/CEO of Humane League of Lancaster County, PA
humaneleague.com

Valerie Veltre gets it right…

“Moo Kitty Finds A Home” — what a brave and necessary book! It faces head-on the increasing social challenge of caring responsibly for older animals left behind when a pet parent dies. That it’s done with light-handed sensitivity as a children’s book makes it truly a tale for our time, as kids all over are seeing animals abandoned by friends and neighbors evicted from foreclosed homes. What a breath of fresh air in the short stacks, as young readers can now find a starting point for important conversations with parents, teachers and other respected figures about what it means to be a responsible pet owner, and how to act with compassion on behalf of older animals who need a new home. Valerie Veltre gets it right: I love that kids will be introduced to the concept of animal shelters, rescue and adoption, all in the guise of a sweet, Holstein-colored feline named Moo Kitty! This book will find its own home on the shelves of lucky kids everywhere, as Moo Kitty is sure to find a permanent home in their hearts.

– Mary Shafer, Author & Editor of the award-winning
  “Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them”
  almostperfectpets.blogspot.comalmostperfectbook.com

Valerie Veltre gets it right…

“Moo Kitty Finds A Home” — what a brave and necessary book! It faces head-on the increasing social challenge of caring responsibly for older animals left behind when a pet parent dies. That it’s done with light-handed sensitivity as a children’s book makes it truly a tale for our time, as kids all over are seeing animals abandoned by friends and neighbors evicted from foreclosed homes. What a breath of fresh air in the short stacks, as young readers can now find a starting point for important conversations with parents, teachers and other respected figures about what it means to be a responsible pet owner, and how to act with compassion on behalf of older animals who need a new home. Valerie Veltre gets it right: I love that kids will be introduced to the concept of animal shelters, rescue and adoption, all in the guise of a sweet, Holstein-colored feline named Moo Kitty! This book will find its own home on the shelves of lucky kids everywhere, as Moo Kitty is sure to find a permanent home in their hearts.

– Mary Shafer, Author & Editor of the award-winning
  “Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them”
  almostperfectpets.blogspot.comalmostperfectbook.com

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"Wow! What a dear book about Moo Kitty! Our shelter animals need Moo Kitty to tell their story and help them find new homes. Thanks to Valerie for making it such a vivid, poignant and heart-warming story for everyone!"


- Joan E. Brown, President/CEO, Humane League of Lancaster County


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