Heartfelt. Devotion. Connection.
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Melody Horrill

Stories of rescue animals and the people who were saved by them 

Sheltered explores the power of love between people and their adopted animals, and how those individual animals have changed and enriched people’s lives. These real-life, heartfelt stories showcase the deep bonds forged between rescue animals, whether they be dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, rabbits or donkeys, and the people who give them a second chance. 
There’s Kaylee the kelpie cross who had been mistreated so badly she’d lost all trust in people before a family’s love, patience and devotion restored her faith in herself and humanity. Marvin, rescued from a violent home as a kitten who becomes an unlimited source of joy for his human family but amazingly also a carer and ‘guard cat’ for puppies and pregnant horses. Ollie a timid staghound transforms into an outgoing ‘goofy pooch’ who inspires his human rescuers to help other animals in need. And the pony Creature who becomes a hero for horse welfare and proves to his rescuer that happy endings happen, even against the odds. 
Animals that had been discarded, lost, abandoned, or neglected by their previous humans find forever homes and bring joy, devotion, and hope to the those who adopt them. Uplifting and inspiring, Sheltered is for the animal lover in all of us.

About the Author

Melody Horrill is a journalist, former TV presenter and co-chair of the Jane Goodall Cetacean Committee. She is the author of a memoir A Dolphin Called Jock, a passionate animal and nature lover and advocate.



‘This heartfelt book shows that companion animals, just like us, need a warm home. Melody Horrill has written inspiring stories of hope.’ – Dr Jane Goodall,  DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace 





Pub Date
September 2024




Healing. Second Chances. Animal Welfare.