From the Publisher
Author J.R. Helton never saw himself as an "animal lover." In fact, he wasn't even a good pet owner. And yet, in 1997, he found himself helping his wife, Tracy Frank, form the Southern Animal Rescue Association, or SARA Sanctuary on a 581 acre ranch in South Texas. Recently recognized for its work with a grant from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, SARA is now one of the largest, truly no-kill dog and cat sanctuaries in the South and has found homes for hundreds of abandoned and abused animals while providing a haven for hundreds more. In his memoir "Man and Beast," the author traces his reluctant journey of co-founding a sanctuary not only for animals, but perhaps one for himself as well.
About the Author
J.R. Helton lives and writes in San Antonio, Texas where he is currently teaching English at both The University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio College.