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Pet Rescue to discuss book on TV

Friday, September 17, 2010

The book, "Caring For Your New Pet," published by Whitehall Publishing, is presented by 911 Pet Rescue, located in Center Point and operated by Peg Ortel. All proceeds from sales of the book will go to benefit 911 Pet Rescue. Courtesy Photo.
A local non-profit pet rescue operation will make its television debut Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Peg Ortel, founder of 911 Pet Rescue, located in Center Point, will be featured on the WXIN Fox-59 Morning News.

During the show, Ortel will showcase pet treat recipes as well as discuss a new book that will benefit her organization.

The book, "Caring for Your New Pet," is a fundraising book for the organization. It has been published with the help of Whitehall Publishing, located in Arkansas.

"We publish animal-related books," Whitehall Publishing representative Bonnie Marlewski-Probert told The Brazil Times.

Marlewski-Probert said the firm recently started publishing books for non-profits.

"We started expanding the program to include pet-related books," she said. "This one, in particular, we are really proud of."

All proceeds from sales of the book will go to benefit 911 Pet Rescue.

"Every dime of every sale of every book goes directly to them," Marlewski-Probert said. "Their ultimate goal is to purchase a mobile adoption unit."

The non-profit works with foster families to help place pets in homes. According to Marlewski-Probert, 911 Pet Rescue, which has a website located on www.petfinder.com, screens each family prior to sending out the pets. Pets initially are placed with a foster family until an actual family is chosen.

The mobile unit will be used to deliver the pets.

"(The local non-profit) came about as a result of (Hurricane) Katrina," Marlewski-Probert said. "They network with other shelters in the state of Indiana and the country.

"The upside is that they're a team player. They're in a position to work with a lot of other groups."

Marlewski-Probert said the book is a "learning tool."

"We want it to be fun for people," she said. "It's a fun learning tool."

It will include information on when to have animals get shots, typical annual care and more information.

"All of those things, if you're able to gain all that insight and knowledge, you can expand the life of your pet by several years," Marlewski-Probert said. "The opportunity to educate the public was an opportunity we couldn't pass by.

"That's really our ultimate goal. Once you bring a dog or cat into the home, they're family."

The book will also include a recipe section for pets. Marlewski-Probert said Ortel will discuss the recipe section in length while on TV.

"She's going to be taking pet food recipes with her," Marlewski-Probert said. "She'll have pre-made pet food treats that she will make at home and will be bringing dogs that need homes. They will be the (taste-testers) of the treats.

"It's a nice segment for everybody."

More information on the book may be accessed at 911 Pet Rescue's petfinder.com website.

Ortel was not available for comment. However, in a press release provided by Whitehall Publishing, she said, "We welcome individuals and families who want to foster or would like to help out in a dozen other ways."

Marlewski-Probert said the book will be released at the turn of the year through www.amazon.com and many local businesses.

For more information or to get involved by providing information for the book (i.e., showcasing pets), log on to 911 Pet Rescue's petfinder.com website. Those who are interested, for a small fee, may receive a page in the book and an additional page through 911 Pet Rescue's website for a full year.

"For pet owners, it's a great way to share photos of their pets," Marlewski-Probert said. "The best of all is their paying it forward."

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Just curious..she doesn't have anything to do with that other so called animal rescue place down around there does she?

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Sep 21, 2010, at 9:38 PM

911 Pet Rescue is an independant rescue not affiliated with any other rescue.

You can buy a page in the book as a rescued pet owner or as a business on our website. You will find more information there about the book as well.


-- Posted by Petrescuer on Sun, Sep 26, 2010, at 9:57 PM

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