Mark, thanks for bringing rescued pets to the forefront with your book. My copy is on order, and I look forward to reading it. I have four rescued cats, but my special one, Rocky, is my little “Sprite.” I got Rocky through PetFinder.com. He came to us sickly with bronchial pneumonia, but never missed a beat in the heart department. Or so we thought. One August afternoon, Rocky fell strangely off a chair. Ultimately, diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy, Rocky began a six-month saga with various anti-seizure meds, but his seizures only increased. Fearing the worst, I took Rocky to a second neurologist. During the exam, she observed his seizuring and declared Rocky did not have epilepsy, he has syncope, his heart is stopping causing him to faint. Within days, Rocky was in surgery for a pacemaker. Now 2 ½ years later, Rocky, the pacemaker cat, is doing great. Some people look at me like I have three heads when I tell them about him, but they don’t know Rocky. I just smile contentedly with gratitude for my rescued cat. Thanks again for bringing attention to these poor forgotten animals. Some are lucky enough to make their way to a rescue group, but many do not. I attached a picture of Fred (black & white) and Rocky. Fred was a stray we found in Paterson, NJ. He’s a good boy.

 Pat from NJ