I think we all have have a stereotypical dog catcher character archived in our brains. Even the dog catchers in the cartoons are bad men to be avoided at all costs. So, when Lisa comes along - a lady dog catcher who's a college student to boot, you know the story's going to be interesting. And she doesn't disappoint. Some of the stories are indeed sad - as animals being maltreated and euthanasia, etc are a part of this job and to be expected in some of the stories. However, I am about as tender-hearted as they come, and I managed to get through it. Lisa does a great job telling about the characters (both human and animal) along with the events associated with her work as animal control officer of a smallish town, including some legal and paperwork aspects that I never had considered.
I was down to the very last chapter, and was sure this one was going in the catalog. I almost put it aside to finish later - so I could move on to another book. I am glad I decided to finish it. The ending has an unexpected twist that I didn't see coming. A heartwarming turn of events that changed her life forever - in a good way.