Children’s Book BORKO Helps Dogs in Bulgaria, Afghanistan

Borko the Brave jpegHelping to draw children’s attention to the need to treat animals with compassion, the co-founder of K9 Rescue has created a coloring book which will help to color the world of Bulgarian street dogs with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Published by AuthorHouse, BORKO illustrates the true story of a brave puppy who survived life on the streets and abuse before finding his own happily ever after with a loving forever pet parent, Dr. Litov.

BORKO was penned by Brian Jones, who– along with his wife, Michelle– established K9 Rescue and created the Facebook page “Justice for Borko” to tell the world about Borko’s plight. Speaking about the children’s book, Jones stated: “Animals should be cared for and loved forever. With the help of education for children, we can overcome some of the suffering animals have around the world today. In poorer countries, animal welfare is so low down in people’s minds, but by educating the children that animals feel pain, stress, fear just like us, it may help some of them learn to help animals rather than hurt them. Dr. Litov saw Borko lying in the street and picked him up. It takes passion and guts to help injured animals; it only takes a coward to hurt them. Treating them right will ensure their continued friend and guardianship for life.”

Dedicated to the dog who has inspired animal lovers around the world to help Bulgaria’s stray dogs, BORKO also give thanks to British actress Lorraine Chase and TV presenter/author Wendy Turner-Webster for shining a spotlight on the dogs’ dire situation with a visit to Bulgaria to meet Borko and tour some of the country’s rescue centers. The trip was organized by Norton Animal Rescue Federation founder Gary Edwards and Gavin Gamby-Boulger, co-founder of Wetnose Animal Aid, which champions smaller rescue centers and groups.

Through Wetnose Animal Aid, all proceeds from the coloring book will help street dogs and strays in Bulgaria and Afghanistan.

BORKO is available for $19.82 US; £12.99 in the UK at AuthorHouse.

Actress Lorraine Chase and TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster meet Borko and Dr. Litov in the following clip:

Photo courtesy Wetnose Animal Aid

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