If you’re not familiar with the book, One at a Time brings the homeless animal tragedy vividly to life via a true account of seven days in a typical U.S. animal shelter. With compelling photos and moving vignettes, it chronicles the stories of 75 animals who passed through a northern California shelter during one week. Their gripping stories include excerpts from actual shelter records; the words of shelter workers, volunteers, and visitors; and the final conclusion of each animal's journey through the shelter system.
We are former animal shelter workers who are deeply committed to educating the public about the homeless animal issue. We formed our non-profit organization, No Voice Unheard, to publish One at a Time after commercial publishers told us the book was too “realistic” to be marketable. Despite their predictions, the book has won awards and received tremendous praise, and we regularly hear from readers who have been moved to adopt from a shelter, and even volunteer, as a result of reading this book.
Hundreds of shelters and rescue groups use One at a Time in their own community outreach and education efforts, by …
- Selling it as a fundraiser or including it in their merchandise line.
- Giving it as a "thank you" gift to donors, volunteers, or staff members.
- Giving copies to local elected officials, policy makers, and community leaders, to help explain the challenges of their work, or as part of campaigns to get ordiances passed
- Using it as an orientation tool for new Board of Directors members or volunteers.
- Giving it to their local newspaper to review, creating an opportunity to talk to the reporter about their work and the animals in their care.
- Using it in humane education presentations and pet parenting classes.
- Reviewing or covering it in an article in their newsletter, using the article as an opportunity to teach about the homeless animal issue.
- Putting a copy in their lobby for the public to look at while waiting.
- Including a copy of the book with adoptions.
- Giving it as a door prize at events, or using it in a silent auction fundraiser.
- Placing copies in local libraries; keeping copies in the shelter library.
We offer a 50% discount off the cover price of to all non-profits, rescues, animal control, and educational organizations, making your cost $8.47 per copy.
Please contact us for shipping rates or more information,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-440-9574.
Marilee Geyer & Diane Leigh, co-authors