Gucci – A Puppy’s Tale: And Other Pet Stories

A burned puppy’s rescue not only changed the life of the man who saved him, but would end up changing the lives of many other animals treated inhumanely.

Dr. Doug James and his dog Gucci changed Alabama animal cruelty laws for the better many years ago. Doug did not set out to champion animal welfare in the state. He hadn’t even planned on getting a dog. But fate intervened around 16 years ago to change that.

You can read more about Gucci and his incredible story in this article: Burned Puppy Changes The Life Of His Rescuer And The Lives Of Countless Abused Animals



A tortured dog that survived. A man with a mission. A town, a state, a nation and a world that responded with awareness and policies to address animal cruelty. Here is the book that inspired national laws for animal protection and inspired the movie “A DOG NAMED GUCCI” in 2016.

The Author Writes : “In June, 1995, Gucci and I made a swing through Alabama State House to lobby for passage of HR290, the Gucci Bill. We were accompanied by James Gordon of WALA-TV, Mobile and Wade Ellerman. Through James’ connection, we wereableto visit briefly with Govenor Fob James, who is an animal lover and supporter of the Gucci Bill. Nearly every day, a year after Gucci’s story became widely known, I still receive letters or telephone calls from Canada, Australia, and all over the United States. The letters too often include newspaper clippings of animal abuse, which only stiffens my resolve to continue pushing for stricter laws to protect animals and to punish abusers. I trust that you, dear reader and animal lover, will do what you can in your community for stricter punishment for animal abusers, if there is little or no protection for God’s creatures there.”

Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (February 25, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1530256992
ISBN-13: 978-1530256990
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces