About the Author
Heather Leughmyer is the author of Adopting Adele, A Rat's Guide to Owning a Human, and If Your Tears Were Human, and co-editor of Rescue Smiles. She is also the founder of Happy Endings Rat Rescue, and a graduate of Indiana-Purdue University with a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics.
Writing has been a passion of hers for as long as she has advocated for animals.
She lives in Columbia City, Indiana, with her husband, daughter, and several animal companions.
Tamira Thayne is the author of The Wrath of Dog, The King's Tether, Foster Doggie Insanity, and Capitol in Chains, and the co-editor of Rescue Smiles and Unchain My Heart.
Tamira pioneered the anti-tethering movement in America, forming and leading the nonprofit Dogs Deserve Better for 13 years. During her time on the front lines of animal activism and rescue she took on plenty of bad guys (often failing miserably); her swan song culminated in the purchase and transformation of Michael Vick's dogfighting compound to a chained-dog rescue and rehabilitation center.
Tamira's spent 878 hours chained to a doghouse on behalf of the voiceless in front of state capitol buildings nationwide, and worked with her daughter to take on a school system's cat dissection program, garnering over 100,000 signatures against the practice.
In 2016 she founded Who Chains You, publishing books by and for animal activists and rescuers.