Vicki Hutton captures the healing power of the human-animal bond through personal stories of survivors of the AIDS pandemic. During a time of stigma and self-hatred, and before effective therapies, animal companionship was the most powerful medicine available and is still effective today. Furry, feathered and scaled creatures saved many lives and brought a positive face to the pandemic. The author captures the historical threads of a darker time and brings light to the importance of animals in our lives.
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Ken Gorczyca, DVM, founding veterinarian of Pets Are Wonderful Support, San Francisco