Scholastic.Animal Ark. All animals and animal lovers are welcome at the Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic. At Animal Ark, Mandy Hope helps her parents treat animals of all shapes and sizes. Even outside the clinic, Mandy can't resist helping any animal in need.
One night, Mandy finds a distressed golden retriever tied up outside Animal Ark -- with no sign of her owner. The dog is expecting puppies, and it doesn't look like there's long to wait! Who would abandon a mother-to-be? Mandy can't believe anyone could be so cruel. Can she find the dog's owner before the puppies arrive?
Dogs were meant to be cared for, right? Mandy Hope is outraged when she finds a golden retriever tied up outside of Animal Ark, her parents' veternary clinic and her anger grows when she finds that the dog is expecting puppies...very, very soon. Now she's on a hunt for the dog's owner before the puppies arrive...but is there enough time?