Author who featured Obama in dog book feels betrayed by president
Although there are plenty of people who have fallen in love with Bo, President Obama's new Portuguese Water Dog, there are others who aren't that happy. (If you aren't up to speed yet on the president's new dog, click here).
Count Dr. Jana Kohl in the not-happy group. She and many other animal welfare activists feel betrayed by President Obama's decision to renege on a campaign promise to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue center.
But to Kohl it's personal, because she featured the president in a book to promote adoption rather than the purchase of dogs through breeders.
The author of "A Rare Breed of Love," Kohl wrote the story of her poodle named Baby who she rescued four years ago. Baby not only had her vocal chords removed with scissors but lost a leg due to the years of abuse at the hands of a breeder.
So outraged was she at Baby's story, she decided to write a book calling attention to puppy mills.
Her strategy was to get people with a microphone to appear in the book. So she set off to Capitol Hill and Hollywood where she found plenty of supporters. People like Paul Harvey, Steven Tyler, Bill Maher, Jim Cramer, and a host of politicians – Republican and Democrat.