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A mystery story, an animal rescue story and a feel-good story told with humor in the style of beloved veterinarian and author, James Herriot," Dogs Are Better Than People" is the story of one woman’s transformation from armchair sympathizer to animal activist. Powerful and humorous; it is part memoir, undercover report and love letter to companion animals everywhere. 

Story Summary

Dogs Are Better Than People is the story of one woman’s transformation from armchair sympathizer to animal activist. Powerful and humorous; it is part memoir, undercover report and love letter to companion animals everywhere. During one difficult year, Lori Bradley-Millstein’s parents became terminally ill, she found herself in yet another new town after years of relocating for jobs with a busy husband often away at work and without any family nearby. Then, suddenly, her favorite dog passed away. Suddenly, Lori became deeply and profoundly depressed. In searching for a way out of paralyzing sadness and isolation she turned to her first love - companion animals. She began a 10-year adventure as a volunteer at urban no-kill animal shelters and rescues, beginning as an idealistic innocent and learning through experience that rescue is complicated and morally challenging. She overcame her shyness to take on those who, sometimes in the guise of helpers, seek to harm animals for profit. A remarkable group of animal activist friends accompanied Lori in her rescue journey, eventually encouraging her to put down roots in her new community and becoming a second family. Millions of unwanted animals die in shelters every year. This story is for them and the many compassionate people who work relentlessly to save them.


iAnimal Press is a small press dedicated to publishing fiction and non-fiction writing, illustrations and photographs that further animal right causes and ideology. iAnimal Press is affiliated with a non-profit organization, iAnimal South Coast Pet Rescue and Education (iAnimal.org) that supports regional no-low-cost spay/neuter programs and education, Pit bull breed advocacy, human treatment of farm animals, and adoption and fostering of homeless dogs, cats and other small companion animals.

writing and Art by Lori Bradley-Millstein.

Since 2001, Lori Bradley-Millstein has been volunteering in various capacities as an animal-rescuer. In her spare time, she is a writer, artist, illustrator and teacher. She began chronicling her animal rescue adventures when she was a graduate student in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she graduated with an MPA after she completed her thesis on activist writing.  She continued to volunteer for the animals and to write their stories. This year she compiled all the stories into her memoir "Dogs Are Better Than People," a funny and poignant behind-the-scenes look at animal shelters and rescue organizations. She is now working on an illustrated book of short non-fiction stories called "It's Not All About You Man" due out in 2018, and is working on her first fiction work - a novel. She founded the non-profit iAnimal.org in 2008, after the death of her beloved old rescue dog, Chowder. iAnimal.org supports low-cost spay/neuter programs in Massachusetts, helps find homes for rescued cats and dogs, advocates for Pit bulls and other Bulldog breeds and supports dogs living the good life at the iAnimal Misfit Pet Sanctuary. 

 

This is Lori's best buddy Dougie, a beautiful American Staffordshire Terrier and supreme snuggle bunny.
This is Lori's best buddy Dougie, a beautiful American Staffordshire Terrier and supreme snuggle bunny.

These Products Help Support Animals

Please visit our shop! There you will find creations featuring the illustrations by Lori Bradley-Millstein and links to her new book; "Dogs Are Better Than People."  All proceeds from products go directly to support low-cost spay/neuter clinics and pet sterilization education in southeastern New England, Pit bull advocacy and education, and to support dogs living at the iAnimal.org pet sanctuary and other area shelters and rescues. Visit iAnimal.org to learn more!