Every year, throughout the United States, thousands of coonhounds are abused, abandoned or killed. Although there are countless other dogs who are thrown away as well, coonhounds seem to almost be the poster child for the depths of cruelty that some humans can descend to. "Rescuing Used Coonhounds" exposes that. It also exposes just how wonderful, loving, smart, resilient and useful coonhounds are, even if they are tossed aside like a piece of garbage. No one or no living thing is beyond saving.
"Rescuing Used Coonhounds" briefly chronicles the numerous pets owned by Ann M. Jayne, establishing her incredible love for dogs. While everyone considers that each one of their pets is special (and they are not wrong at all), Ann turned a corner with one particular dog, a Treeing Walker Coonhound she rescued and named Casey, whom God placed in her life at just the right moment. While not meaning to, she began a journey of learning about and loving the wonderful breed of Treeing Walker Coonhounds.
Through "Rescuing Used Coonhounds," Ann hopes to became a voice of sorts for these dogs, as well as other breeds of coonhounds, alerting people to the horrors many of these dogs face. The amount of abuse that these dogs undergo, and the amount of love and loyalty they possess, retain, and give, is simply astounding.
Although the book is mainly about the Ann's own rescued coonhounds, it discusses and outlines ways to help these dogs, as well as other dogs and animals, through chapters devoted to a small animal rescue, state regulations on animal cruelty, and what the average, everyday American can do to help protect and rescue the lost and abandoned dogs that are willing to serve us and love us unconditionally.