"Hi, my name is Rudy and I''m a dog. I am two years old. I''m actually fourteen years old in human years. Boy, have I got a story to tell you. I''ve learned many human words in my two years of living around people, so I''ll tell my story to you in people language so that you can understand it. I must get the message out! I must save the animals! You can make a difference by reading my story and telling others what you have learned!"
Author Sharon Robinson delights readers with the story "Runaway Rudy." A happy-go-lucky young dog that loves his home, Rudy feels the need to leave it so he can help the homeless animals that live at the Dekalb County Animal Shelter. Told from Rudy''s point of view, "Runaway Rudy" explores the thoughtful canine''s life, from his beginnings on the farm, his tormented days as Henry''s pet and his triumphant return into the loving arms of his family. Throughout his adventure, Rudy makes many new and wonderful friends, and his trust in mankind is restored.
"Runaway Rudy" is a useful resource for helping young readers to understand the plight of homeless animals and how adopting one dog--regardless of size or age--can make a difference.