Author asked to speak at telethon

Duane Hicks

A district author and animal adoption advocate has been invited to be a guest at the Winnipeg Humane Society’s 1,001 Donations Telethon on March 24.
Emo resident Shannon Carlson, who last year wrote and illustrated the book, “Jack the Husky Gets Rescued,” said the opportunity came about after she had donated some books to the Winnipeg Humane Society.
“They have a program called ‘See Spot Read,’ where children read to therapy dogs in efforts to improve reading comprehension,” she explained.
“My books have been utilized in that program and the WHS reached out to thank me, and subsequently invited me to participate in the telethon.
“I was overjoyed to have the invite,” Carlson enthused. “Encouraging pet adoption is a passion of mine and I appreciate any opportunity to help raise awareness, as well as encourage donations.
“Animal rescue takes a lot of work and money.”
The Times first ran a story about Carlson and “Jack the Husky Gets Rescued” in early December, with Carlson saying the book “has been received very well everywhere.”
“I’m always pleased to hear how much people have enjoyed the story,” she added.
“The support has been wonderful.”
The book is available online at Chapters, Amazon, and the Friesenpress Bookstore, and locally at Pharmasave, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, Nor-West Animal Clinic, and Emo Drugs.
Carlson encouraged everyone to shop locally if possible.
Meanwhile, for those interested in an update on how “Jack” is doing, Carlson recently adopted a new sister for him–a husky mix named “Sophie.”
“I would like to encourage potential pet owners to adopt,” Carlson said.
“If adoption isn’t possible, then consider donating to rescue organizations,” she noted.