Alexis Fleming

No Life Too Small

County Buildings
In person event
Tue 28 Sep
16:00 UK
£9.00

A few years ago Alexis Fleming was bedridden with a chronic illness. Things became so bad that she wanted to end her life many times, but her beloved dog, Maggie, kept her going, especially when doctors gave her just six weeks to live. Incredibly, Alexis fought her way back to health with Maggie by her side, only for Maggie to die of lung cancer two years later on a vet’s operating table. Alexis was devastated that Maggie had died without her and decided to start an animal hospice in her name in the hope that she could ensure other animals nearing the end of their life would not have to die alone. No Life Too Small is the joyful and inspiring story of the world’s first animal hospice, celebrating the power and beauty of nature, the strength of the human and animal spirit, and the importance of love, friendship and community. It will leave you with a tear in your eye, a smile on your face and a renewed belief in human kindness.

About the author: Alexis Fleming grew up in Kilmarnock and studied geography at Strathclyde University. She has worked as an animal rights campaigner and in 2013 she started a charity called Pounds for Poundies to help rescue unclaimed dogs from being put down. She’s a committed vegan and, as well as the hospice, runs the Karass Sanctuary where she cares for neglected and terminally ill farm animals, many of which have been saved from the slaughterhouse. Alexis’s story has been covered by ITV, the BBC and has featured in The Sun and the Guardian. Last year Alexis was featured in BBC Three’s ‘Amazing Humans’ series.

Supported by Miss Judy Brown


No Life Too Small is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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