Dogs Have Angels Too, by Sarah Cavallaro, is the tale of just such a woman, making her way through the dog-eat-dog world of recessionary New York City.
Miss Pink, a former marketing exec, finds solace by volunteering in an animal control center. Her "adoption walks" bring her to meet a series of fellow New Yorkers, all of whom are struggling with their own personal and financial crises.
I enjoyed reading a novel about the world of animal shelters and animal welfare, and the narrators passion for helping animals. In the end, the author shows how one woman with a vision is able to enlighten others and bring about change for the needy pups in her community.
Sarah Cavallaro is a filmmaker, poet and author. This is her second novel.