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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Katie Kearney

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber. This book stole my animal loving heart. This isn’t my usually reading but I simply pass it up. This book was definitely well written. Daisy is just one of the many animals out there who have hard stories to tell. I found myself of the verge of tears more than once. As an animal lover it’s hard to hear or imagine what they can be put through. I found this book to be full of great information and that’s what the world could use more of. The cover is also another reason I picked this book up it’s definitely a beautiful cover. I’ll definitely be giving more thought to these types of books as we could all use more information in our lives. Four big stars and highly recommended!

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber is a very emotional read. It a retelling of a very massive animal rescue of a hundred and twenty four animals. My emotions were all over the place I found myself tearing up a lot but there was some anger there to. I honestly wish there were more people like these in this world. Most people don’t even realize how big of a problem this is. Find out what happens next with the rescue of these animals. This is not my first read by this author and definitely not my last. I recommend reading this heart-warming yet heart breaking story .

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Michelle Austin

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue
by Laura Koerber was a great 5 star read.

I had several emotional moments reading this book. I’m a HUGE dog lover and to read what these poor dogs went through at the hands of a hoarder just about killed me emotionally. Twilight put Forks on the map for most but this story has left a whole different feeling for me.

How could the town people not see what this man was doing? How could they protect him?

Daisy’s journey wasn’t easy and my heart really went out to her and the other fur babies that suffered, to see her finally get her HEA was great. I also liked how the author gave us an update on where some of the other rescues went. I will warn you that pictures and some things mentioned may be hard for some to see/read, I was in tears. This also opens your eyes to making sure you know just where your donations go and what rescue groups you support. Proceeds from this book are going to the OAS rescues which is great.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found is a heart breaking story written by Laura Koerber. It is the story of Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue. The story is based out of Forks, Washington, but this isn’t the make believe story of vampires and werewolves. It is the true story of 124+/- dogs that were living a nightmare in what was supposed to be a dog sanctuary. Koerber describes in this book the awful living situations these dogs were confined to, and their coordinated rescue. It focuses more details on a particular dog, Daisy, and her rescue owners. Instead of a good life in a no kill shelter, it was hell on earth. These dogs were packed in a warehouse, being fed uncooked meat every other day, and left often without water or human interaction for days at a time. They were not taken for walks, they were kept in cages too small to move around, and laying in their own filth. It is heart breaking to read about these conditions, but the story has a mostly happy ending. When you read this book, have a box of tissues near by. The book got a little preachy at times, but overall, I am glad to have read it. Makes you think twice about rescues, shelters and breeders reputations.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Liz Vrchota

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was not an easy read for the emotions. I was not sure if I could even keep going at times because the gut feeling I got was wrenching and will be everlasting. Imagine the ASPCA commercials with the music that would make the biggest grinch tear up but over and over for a good solid few hours as you read this. I would recommend the tissues obviously, but this was one that was ultimately worth it. I loved how the ending was some reprieve and happiness that seemed to make the sadness that fills the middle just a bit easier to sit with as you ponder what you read. This book is obviously a topic close to the author’s heart and you can tell with the care and time that went into the details of everything and the way the story flowed with conviction.

Review by @lizaileen
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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Tausha Treadway

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber. This is a very emotional story of animals and the abuse they were under when a man named Markwell ran a kennel. It follows a dog named Daisy who suffers extreme abuse under Markwell’s care and eventually finds a loving home. 120 dogs were packed inside a warehouse in horrible conditions while Markwell spend the donated money on himself. The dogs lived in small crates, were not given enough food or water and never really taken care of in anyway. He would not give the dogs to anyone else to help them so they were basically left to die. Markwell has always said these dogs can’t be adopted because they are to aggressive. There are really no laws to protect these poor creatures. This book will open your eyes and make your cry about the plight of animals that have no home.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Piper Foster –

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was horrified first reading this book as it hurt my feelings anyone cousl treat animals like this. Daisy start should not of been like this or any of the other dogs. Jill and Steve I so feel for them and everything they went through with Daisy. As an animal lover I will say you will weep it will touch your soul this book and have some unsettling feelings.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Erica Fish

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are an animal lover, this book will be hard to read. This story is about 124 dogs that are in a facility that is not fit for any animal. I found many emotions while reading this story. This is not a happy story, but it is one that needs to be told. This will take you through an animal rescue in this specific place. This book is not for the faint of heart. There is a hint of happiness through all the negative. I recommend reading this story to see that there is happiness in the negativity of animal cruelty.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Anantha Rusum

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a true, moving account of the rescue of 124 dogs from a deplorable animal sanctuary called OAS (Olympic Animal Sanctuary).
The story details out the inhumane treatment and abuse of the animals by a cruel man who did not want to use the funds for the care of the dogs and instead kept them in very poor circumstances. They were put in small wooden crates and given very less food or water or fresh air.
The scandal was exposed through firsthand accounts, protests, public interventions and newspaper articles.
I found the book quite compelling and very disturbing at the same time. But these types of books promote animal welfare and make sure that these types of scandals do not repeat again anywhere in the country. Any animal lover who considers himself or herself remotely concerned with animal welfare should read this book.

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I Once Was Lost but Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber – Review by Heather Lovelace

I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary RescueI Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is horrible and amazing all at the same time. My heart breaks that any of this could possibly be anything more than fiction. The author handles a heartbreaking and difficult reality and puts to page a riveting tale that convicts and moves. Beautifully tragic and excellently told. If you have a heart for your furry friends, keep the tissues handy.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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