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By: Sep. 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ With less than a week until its publication, the new book "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and Linda and Allen Anderson, has received one of its most important endorsements yet. Dr. James F. Peddie, a veterinarian who treats many of Hollywood's animal actors, praised the book's accurate depiction of the hard work and dedication the animal actors and their trainers put in to bring these unforgettable roles to life.

"'Animal Stars' gets 5 stars with a rating of G for 'great,'" said Dr. Peddie. "As the principal veterinarian for most of the trainers interviewed in this book, I believe that it accurately portrays the bond that exists between animal trainers and their charges. For these trainers, working and communicating with animals is a calling."

"Animal Stars"will be published by New World Library on September 18 th and offers unprecedented access to the fascinating world of animals and animal trainers in today's film and television industry and the celebrities they work with. World-class Hollywood animal trainers offer bonus tips for training pets after each chapter, and film icons like Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, and Hailee Steinfeld share personal recollections about working with the animal stars who stole their hearts.The book is currently on both the and Barnes & Noble Booksellers bestseller lists and due to this overwhelming popular demand, New World Library has now released the e-book edition to all of its major e-book retail partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google Play, and Kobo. As an added bonus, all books ordered between now and September 30 th come with a free gift your choice of a commemorative "Animal Stars" tote bag or coffee mug!Dr. Ganzert and some of the special animal stars featured in the book will be hitting the road this fall as part of a special national book signing tour, with dates booked in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Washington, Las Vegas, and more!

For more information about "Animal Stars," including book signing tour dates; special videos from Hollywood directors Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Cameron Crowe on the important work of American Humane Association's "No Animals Were Harmed" Program, which has monitored the safety of animal actors in Hollywood for 75 years; and information on how to receive the special free gift with every book ordered by September 30 th, please visit

About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at today.

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