Who Chains You: Books for those who believe people—and animals—deserve to be free.

Who Chains You Publishing Presents
our Newly Released and Now Available Titles
for your Bookshelf

We are a niche, independent (indie) publishing company, and present to you our book list to inspire, assist, and entertain animal lovers, activists and rescuers in your fight for the animals. We've grown our bookshelf to 19 books since July 2016. Our hope is that this is just the beginning. Enjoy!

Who Chains You Publishing pledges to choose a new charity annually to receive a portion of our sales through our CreateSpace venue. For 2016-17 we've chosen Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue, as they work hard each and every day to free dogs from chains—a cause near and dear to the WCY founder's heart. Note the links on our books, below; if you'd like to make sure the nonprofit gets a donation, purchase your book directly through our CreateSpace store and Unchained Melodies will receive $1.00 per sale. Thank you!

Do you represent a nonprofit? If you'd like to order our books in bulk to sell to benefit your organization, please visit our Nonprofit Order Page or email us at info@whochainsyou.com for special wholesale pricing.

If you're interesting in submitting a book for publishing consideration, visit our submissions page. In addition, we're printing a whole series of fun and/or educational books featuring YOUR STORIES, too! You want to be heard, and Who Chains You will shout your experiences from the rooftops. Funny Rescue Story? Share it with us. Been attacked by one of the Crazy Beeyotches of Animal Rescue? We want that story too! Visit our submissions page to see all the topics we are currently working on, or suggest a new one.


If Your Tears Were Human: A Collection of Poetry for Animals in Agriculture

By Heather Leughmyer

If Your Tears Were Human

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An intensely moving and powerful collection of 25 verses written by Heather Leughmyer and paired with striking photographic images from Vanessa Sarges.

Each year, billions of land animals are raised and killed for their meat, eggs, and milk. To the agricultural industry, they are commodities, dollar signs. But to a growing number of people from all walks of life, these precious souls have purpose beyond our palates. They are unique individuals who experience pleasure and pain. They are companions, they are teachers, and they bring beauty and diversity to the planet we all share.

The poems included in this book were inspired by animals, people and events the author encountered in her activism for animals. Although she has been deeply disturbed by the magnitude of human cruelty toward these innocent beings, she has been just as deeply touched by the people who have bravely protested these injustices and who work relentlessly to make this world a kinder place. These are her heroes; the rebels, the bunny-huggers, those with the largest hearts and the softest souls. These poems honor them and the animals they serve.


It's About A Dog

By Maggie Couch

It's About A Dog

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Oliver the Owl isn’t used to caring about dogs. To Oliver’s way of thinking, dogs can’t be trusted. They eat birds, after all.

But then a black dog—with some white spots—ends up living under the tree he calls home; Oliver discovers he can’t ignore, can’t forget, and can’t fly away from the plight of his fellow being. Will the neglected and chained black dog ever receive the happy ending Oliver believes he deserves?

Oliver narrates the dog’s tale from a new and unique perspective; his viewpoint is sure to touch the hearts of all who read It’s About a Dog.


Foster Doggie Insanity:
Tips and Tales to Keep your Kool as a Doggie Foster Parent

By Tamira Thayne

Foster Doggie Insanity

Updated and Revised Edition
of Scream Like Banshee

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Have you ever fostered a dog—happy to make a difference—but wondered why you felt frustrated and alone in your experience? Do you want to foster a dog, but don't know where to start, how to prepare, and what to expect? Have you experienced burnout or compassion fatigue in your rescue experience? If so, this is the book for you. Described as "an embrace from a friend who understands what we all go through; it is a beacon of hope to let other rescuers know they are not alone—a must-read for anyone involved in rescue."

Fostering is not for wimps, cowards, or the otherwise mess-or-insanity-challenged. It’s hard and emotionally draining work, and there are days we all could use an understanding shoulder to cry on. You are not alone! Let Foster Doggie Insanity be there for you.

Praise for the first edition of this book, Scream Like Banshee: “I regularly buy books with a rescue theme but always felt a bit disappointed because there hasn’t been a book that portrayed my rescue experiences. So I wasn’t really prepared for Tamira Ci Thayne's book. It is the most honest account of the perils and pitfalls as well as the joy and fulfillment that rescue volunteers face daily. The book was beautifully written and brutally honest… ”Amy Snyder, Volunteer for Dachshund Rescue of North America


A Doggie Hero is Born

By Rocky Shepheard

A Doggie Hero is Born

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Romp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure with pals Worthless, Sly Fox, and Otto. Worthless (as he’s called by his no-good captor) remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends step in and find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off.Times get tough, but in the end will they win all the love they are searching for, and just maybe a new name for Worthless?

Perfect for all kids, young and old, this story is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools.

“This book will lead readers of all ages to more fully understand the true nature of "man's best friend" with a common-sense, compassionate approach that can change the world for the better."Dan Piraro, creator of "Bizarro"


Capitol in Chains: 54 Days
of the Doghouse Blues

By Tamira Thayne

Capitol in Chains

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In August 2010, one woman carried a doghouse to the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building and chained herself to it, seeking passage of a law protecting dogs from life at the end of a chain.

Not knowing if she’d be arrested, ignored, or ridiculed, she set aside her fears and acted on behalf of the voiceless: dogs—the most social of beings—whose needs have been overlooked by those with the power to create chain-ge for their future.

This is her story, and the story of the 54 days she and others spent chained at the bottom of the Capitol steps in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. May you be inspired, entertained, and educated about the needs of Man’s Best Friend, and how these needs continue to be negated in today’s society.

Second Edition. Includes Legislative updates, plus an 11-year History of Chain Off and the Doghouse Wedding.


The Puppy Who Left
Puddles on the Floor

By Lorena Estep

Puddles on the Floor

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Chance is a beagle puppy who is just like every other dog—he wants a home and a family to love him. When he loses his first home and is sent to the shelter, he is devastated—until he is adopted by a boy and his mother, and life seems like it will be good again.

But he has a little problem with leaving “puddles on the floor.” Without the proper training, he ends up in a horrible place—stuck at the end of a chain.

Like all dogs, he remains faithful to his family, and patiently waits for love to return.

A twist of fate sets him free to seek a better life. Will Chance finally find the loving inside home and family he deserves?

"I just received The Puppy Who Left Puddles On The Floor, and have read it three times. What an awesome educational tool this is! I AM IMPRESSED, and I encourage YOU to order multiple copies to distribute in your area.” —Pauline Larsen, Columnist, Humane Educator


Listed by Kirkus Review as “one of the best indie books of 2015.”

Author Jill Kearney writes stories drawn from her experiences as an in-home care provider and a dog rescuer in the impoverished rural southwestern corner of Washington state. “I began writing almost as a compulsion,” she said. “I met people and animals and got into situations that just demanded to be described in story form.”

According to Kirkus Review, “Kearney’s impoverished, misfit, outcast characters live mainly on the fictional Sebequet Peninsula, which features a Native American reservation, ramshackle trailer parks and plywood cabins surrounded by trash and rusting metal. In this zone of squalor and despair, people’s connections with animals are, for many, their only links to life.

"Kearney’s prose is elegant and unfussy, with threads of humor and lyricism. She has an excellent eye for settings and ear for dialogue, and she treats her characters, and their relationships with their pets, with a cleareyed, unsentimental sensitivity and psychological depth.”


Honey's Second Chance

By Brandy Herr

Honey's Second Chance

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Honey, a beautiful golden retriever, had fallen on hard times. She spent all her days and all her nights tied to a tree in the backyard. But everything changed the day her guardian discovered her collar had cut into her neck, forcing him to make a decision about how much she actually meant to him. She was dumped at the shelter, where a kind woman took her to Second Chance Farm; there she got the care and tenderness she so greatly needed. Based on a true story, this tale is sure to touch the hearts of all who read it. Perfect for kids young and old, Honey’s Second Chance is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools that a dog deserves to be a happy and beloved member of the family.

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Richard "Bugman" Fagerlund: My Path to the Bugman, With an Earth-Friendly Guide to Pest Management For Your Home and Garden

By Richard Fagerlund

My Path to the Bugman, With an Earth-Friendly Guide to Pest Management for your Home and Garden

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Richard Fagerlund is now widely known and respected as “The Bugman”, but it wasn’t always that way. In his third book, The Bugman takes us on a compelling journey through his early life, his struggles with alcohol and search to make a meaningful contribution to society, and his ultimate self-discovery along the path to becoming a Board Certified Entomologist (insect expert) and Dipterist (specialist in flies).

He then guides us through the best and least-harmful ways to deal with insects, other arthropods, and vertebrates which are commonly considered pests in our homes and gardens, offering detailed descriptions for over 150 species and ecologically-friendly advice on how to dissuade or remove them from your home or environment.

Richard discusses pesticides, multiple chemical sensitivity, how to find the right pest control company when needed, and bee colony collapse. He both educates and entertains with tales of meeting (and sometimes running from) some of the more formidable members of the animal kingdom: a tiger, a python, an alligator, a king cobra, and other poisonous snakes, including rattlesnakes and copperheads.

According to former presidential candidate Gary Johnson, Richard “leads the way to a better, healthier planet, where pollution from pesticides is limited.”


The Listener's Tale

By Laura Koerber

The Listener's Tale

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Anna didn’t even know she had an aunt. Aunt Moira had appeared the day after Anna’s parents died in a car crash: a tall grey figure through the screen door, silhouetted against the bright sun. The neighbors welcomed her—they were relieved to get Anna off their hands and into the custody of a relative.

But Anna hadn’t warmed to her aunt or her pug, whose eyes eerily tracked Anna’s every move. Something wasn’t right; her investigation leads to a world she’s never seen and even more relatives who live in a quirky village—a village where singers dance in the sky, the elders are hundreds of years old, and everyone has access to magic.

At first bemused, then charmed, Annie settles in to live with her new-found relations—and unravel the mystery of who is trying to kill her.

The Listener’s Tale is a charming fantasy for young teen readers or the young at heart.


 

Went Out to Get a Donut—Came Home With a Muffin

By Laura W. Eckroat

Went Out to Get a Donut

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Went Out to Get a Donut—Came Home With a Muffin is a happy-go-lucky, singalong story of adopting a pup named Muffin. The colorful illustrations by Greg White perfectly complement a wonderful tale that will engage our smallest readers while teaching love for our companion animals. Suitable for kids aged pre-school and up.

WHAT “MUFFIN” LOVERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SAYING …

"… Came Home With a Muffin will win the hearts of children of all ages. The story behind the story is equally engaging and charming. It will become a favorite for dog lovers everywhere." — Carolyn Hedgecock, Author Locker Letters

"Went Out to Get a Donut is a fun book to read to your child while at the same time introducing the importance of adopting and rescuing animals. Mrs. Eckroat helps start the conversations with this book."—Sherwin Daryani, Operation Kindness


What's in the Corner? A Muffin "Tail"

By Laura W. Eckroat

What's in the Corner?

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Kids and adults alike will love this mystery "tail" as Muffin the rescue dog discovers what's in the corner of her suburban backyard while she “protects” her family, too. What's in the Corner? A Muffin "Tail" is Muffin's second adventure and is sure to spark the imagination of children of all ages. Suitable for kids ages pre-school and up.

"Laura W. Eckroat has done it again. Muffin has done it again. What have they done? Answer: They have teamed up to tell another Muffin “tail”—a humorous little song about what Muffin, the rescue dog, from Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, sees in a corner. What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail” is a book that will charm all who read it or have it read or sung to them. This is a book that you don’t want to miss."—Katherine Boyer, librarian, book reviewer


 

Adopting Adele

By Heather Leughmyer
Illustrated by April Pedersen

Adopting Adele

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In a shelter Adele lingered in a cage made of glass, where she patiently waited as people walked past. With delicate ears she listened each day, to the mewing of kittens and puppies at play. Curiously twitching her pretty pink nose, she sat groomed to perfection from whiskers to toes. Her tiny eyes glistened like two glossy stones, yet still, sweet Adele would remain all alone.

Dogs were adopted, people cooed over cats. Even hamsters found homes; why not a nice rat?

Perfect for childhood reading for ages 4 and up, Adopting Adele promotes a happier world for all our animal friends. Who Chains You Books is dedicated to helping our planet’s companions and wildlife and all who advocate on their behalf.