The Human Rescuers, a book for animal lovers and those curious about our furry friends

A book of true-life stories about humans and their pets supported with the latest science into animal psychology and biology

The Human Rescuers is now SOLD OUT.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book, bought the book and read the book. 

Order now (for deliveries in Ireland): SOLD OUT

Order now (for deliveries in Ireland and Abroad) SOLD OUT

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-Polymath Books Tralee (SOLD OUT)

The Human Rescuers is a fascinating exploration of the human-animal bond told through the stories of 43 much-loved pets who, in essence, have rescued their humans in one way or another. Indeed, the observations and intuitions of animal lovers are now supported by recent science into animal psychology and biology, and these findings are presented here.

And you get to meet these fabulous creatures as each story is accompanied with a portrait by animal artist, Susan Mills. Whether you’re an avid animal lover, someone who is thinking about getting a pet or simply want to know what all the fuss is about, this is the book for you.

10% of profit from each sale goes to the animal charity Animal Help Net Kerry (Facebook: Animal Help Kerry). 

Praise for The Human Rescuers

"I'm overwhelmed by the beautiful content, the stories touch my heart, the artwork is spectacular" Margaret, Dublin

"Such lovely stories, this is such a good read for adults, and an excellent selection to read to children as well" Pam, San Francisco

"It's such a beautiful book...the perfect gift" Susan, Cork

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Susan Mills is an artist and scientist based in Co. Kerry, Ireland. This book is the culmination of two years' work. Contributors come from Ireland, the UK, and as far away as the United States. 

You can view more of Susan’s work or commission a pet portrait at


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