Lexington woman publishes book, raising funds for new animal sanctuary

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Cows are curious, sheep have a good memory, and pigs are smarter than dogs are just some of the fun facts kids can learn about in a Lexington woman’s book. Kalie Schumacher-Smith self-published “Hogs are Smarter than Dogs: & Other Fun Farm Facts” this past spring, a book that teaches kindness and empathy toward […]

Cows are curious, sheep have a good memory, and pigs are smarter than dogs are just some of the fun facts kids can learn about in a Lexington woman’s book.

Lexington resident Kalie Schumacher-Smith holds a copy of her self-published children's book “Hogs are Smarter than Dogs: & Other Fun Farm Facts” which is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at Trendz's in downtown Lexington.

Kalie Schumacher-Smith self-published “Hogs are Smarter than Dogs: & Other Fun Farm Facts” this past spring, a book that teaches kindness and empathy toward farm animals, and all book proceeds go toward creating the Organization for the Protection of Animal Life (OPAL) Farm Sanctuary.

“We underestimate the minds and emotions of animals, and farm animals are definitely intelligent sentient beings that deserve a place to live out their lives in peace,” Schumacher-Smith said in an email. “I plan to make OPAL Farm Sanctuary a safe spot for animals who need rescuing (those who have endured abuse or are having their lives ended simply because they’re ‘retired’ – this happens a lot with horses).”

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