Author(s): Janie Ritson
A collection of unique and heart-warming stories from the life of an RSPCA rescue worker. Janie Ritson shows us the full and wondrous lives of those animals neglected and forgotten. A new talent from Authonomy, HarperCollins' own talent-spotting website, Janie Ritson writes about her and her husband's eventful experiences as RSPCA rescue workers. Their encounters range from the truly poignant to the utterly hilarious, including a lovesick macaw, a tea-stealing goat and a sheep who thinks she's a dog. Janie manages to capture the difficult emotions that every animal lover must go through when faced with a mistreated creature. From heartbreak and sadness to love and joy, she shows us the colourful lives led by wild animals and pets alike, even those that have been abandoned by the very people who were supposed to care for them. A story of family and how animals can effect people's lives in the most wonderful ways, Hoping for a Home is an inspiring collection for all animal lovers and owners.
Janie Ritson worked for the RSPCA for 22 years, first as a volunteer and ultimately as a manager, before retiring. During that time she met her husband Tony, an RSPCA Inspector, when she was volunteering at a local animal centre. They have shared their home with a rainbow of creatures ranging from macaws to pet sheep. Janie spends her time caring for her animals as well as for her husband, four daughters and nine grandchildren.