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Funny farm : my unexpected life with 600 rescue animals  Cover Image Book Book

Funny farm : my unexpected life with 600 rescue animals / Laurie Zaleski.

Zaleski, Laurie, (author.).


"Funny Farm is an inspiring and moving memoir of the author's turbulent life with 600 rescue animals. Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie's dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. Laurie had planned to relocate Annie and her caravan of ragtag rescues--horses and goats, dogs and cats, chickens and pigs--when Annie died, just two weeks before moving day. In her heartbreak, Laurie resolved to make her mother's dream her own. In 2001, she established the Funny Farm Animal Rescue outside Mays Landing, New Jersey. Today, she carries on Annie's mission to save abused and neglected animals. Funny Farm is Laurie's story: of promises kept, dreams fulfilled, and animals lost and found. It's the story of Annie McNulty, who fled a nightmarish marriage with few skills, no money and no resources, dragging three kids behind her, and accumulating hundreds of cast-off animals on the way. And lastly, it's the story of the brave, incredible, and adorable animals that were rescued"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250272836
  • ISBN: 1250272831
  • Physical Description: viii, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Part I: Necessity is a mother. Runaways -- We were the Joneses -- What doesn't kill you -- Accidentally Eden -- Going for broke -- Mayonnaise sandwiches -- The facts of life -- Jersey devils -- Part II: Annie's girl. Father figure -- The trespasser -- The good fight -- Crossroads -- Nightfall -- Homeward bound -- Part III: Oh give me a home. Moving day -- A pig too far -- Chucky -- Act Two -- No fences -- Valentine's Day -- Epilogue/Someday.
Subject: Zaleski, Laurie.
Animal rights activists > United States > Biography.
Businesswomen > United States > Biography.
Animal rescue > United States.
Animal shelters > United States.
Animal welfare > United States.
Défenseurs des droits des animaux > États-Unis > Biographies.
Animaux > Sauvetage > États-Unis.
Abris pour animaux > États-Unis.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Sociology > General.
Animal rescue.
Animal rights activists.
Animal shelters.
Animal welfare.
Animal rights activists > Biography.
Businesspeople > Biography.
Rescue of animals.
Animal welfare.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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