Wags to Riches is the true story of Kassy Sue, the author’s first rescue dog. This heartwarming tale follows Kassy as she is abandoned in a landfill, and then adopted into a loving home, where she happily lives out the rest of her days. Readers of all ages will enjoy this uplifting story of a true underdog coming out on top. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to animal rescue and welfare.
Hi! I am Kassy Sue. You can call me Kassy. I am a very small terrier mixed breed dog. Some people call me a mutt. I like to say I am mixed. I am black and white, with a really cute face. I want to tell you the true story of my lucky life. I was born in a yucky, smelly landfill. Trash was piled up as far as I could see. Big garbage trucks came every day to dump more trash. I ran away when I heard the loud trucks. Beep! Beep! Beep! In the landfill, I was always hungry and thirsty. I had to dig through the trash to find food. The food was yucky and old. Clean water was hard to find. I had to drink rainwater to quench my thirst. When it rained, I was soaking wet and tried to hide. Thunderstorms were really scary. I shivered when I heard thunder and lightning. Winter was very cold. Snow and ice were the worst. My paws would freeze as I tried to find shelter in the trash to keep me warm. The landfill was not a good home for a little dog like me.
Kelly Lee lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Rich, and their four rescue dogs. She has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications, and an MA in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kelly is passionate about animal welfare. She devotes her time to animal rescue and other nonprofit organizations.