Mirror Books has acquired the true story of Lucy, the puppy farm Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the campaign she inspired that led to Lucy’s Law and the nationwide ban on puppy farming.
Senior commissioning editor Ajda Vucicevic acquired world rights from Helen Purvis at Knight Ayton Management. Lucy’s Law: The Story of a Little Dog Who Changed the World by Marc Abraham will publish on 5th March 2020 in paperback and e-book format.
The book will tell the story of a small dog, Lucy, who was raised and abused for breeding on a puppy farm before being rescued. The condition that she was rescued in propelled those around her to take up the fight to end puppy farming. Brighton vet Marc Abraham took up the cause and launched a campaign, taking on the puppy farmers and lawmakers.
Abraham said: "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to help animals, so Lucy’s Law has been the most incredible journey I’ve ever experienced. From treating sick puppy farmed puppies in my consulting room and having no background in politics, to meeting brave little Lucy and leading a team of grassroots campaigners to change the law to help end the disgusting conditions she was kept in, over 10 years later, the rest as they say, is quite literally history. I can’t thank Mirror Books enough for inviting me to tell the Lucy’s Law story, and I hope readers enjoy feeling a sense of Lucy’s unique personality, as well as discovering exactly what it’s like to be behind-the-scenes as an animal welfare campaigner, fighting for what’s right for the country’s dogs and cats. Who knows, maybe the Lucy’s story will inspire someone to start their own campaign to help even more animals—I hope so!"
Vucicevic added: "Marc’s tireless and hard work campaigning to end puppy farming has led to real change. Not only have Lucy and Marc managed to raise awareness about the cruel realities of puppy farming but this has led to countries around the world adopting the same law. They are truly inspiring, and this book will tell the whole story of how a small dog managed to change the world."