In a perfect world, all wild animals would be free to roam in their natural habitat. However, across North America, wild animals from faraway continents are caught in terrible situations, in unaccredited zoos or as "exotic" pets. Some are abused, but many simply live in homes with owners who are not equipped to care for them. Luckily there are animal sanctuaries, organizations providing safe, comfortable homes for wild animals in need. A Home Away from Home tells the true stories of animals that live in these sanctuaries and the people who look after them. Often entertaining and sometimes sad, this book is an eye-opening read for children who care about animal welfare.