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Published:March 30th, 2006 06:40 EST
From tragedy to fame: author's book highlights dog's rescue

From tragedy to fame: author's book highlights dog's rescue

By Jesse James

The odds are stacked against most abandoned, abused, lost or stray animals, and most never see a happy ending to their tragic lives. But one Bullmastiff Shepherd mix named Jesse James beat those odds. Five years ago, and only days old, Jesse was found abandoned in a trash can where he had been left to die. He was rescued by Paula Hutton at the Nelson British Columbia S.P.C.A, and went from tragedy to fame.

It started out as a website dedicated to Jesse’s life and his nomination for the Medal of Bravery and The Dicken Medal for saving a child from drowning and ended up as a book. The book titled “You Ask Me If I Cry” is due out later. All those animal lovers who want a sneak preview of the book can visit Jesse’s website at

Jesse’s website was listed in the authors section of and received over 25,000 hits in the first 48 hours.

50% of all profits from the website and the sale of the book "You ask me if I cry" goes to the Nelson British Columbia S.P.C.A

BC SPCA Provincial Office
1245 East 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
Phone: (604) 681-7271, or 1-800-665-1868 toll-free within BC
Fax: (604) 681-7022

Nelson SPCA

524 Falls St, (above Savoy Bowling lanes)
Nelson, BC V1L 6B5
Phone: (250) 352-7178
Animal Emergency calls: 250-304-8850

Admin Contact for Jesse:

P.O Box 44
62960 USA