Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life

Non-Fiction - Animals
132 Pages
Reviewed on 10/05/2016
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Austria, Inge H. Borg left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. A job transfer from Vienna to Chicago led to becoming a US citizen. In 1980, she moved to San Diego.
Borg now lives in a quiet lake community in Arkansas where she devotes most of her time to writing.
As a staunch supporter of her Indie-writer colleagues, Borg frequently highlights their books on her two blogs:, and (for those with pets) on
Check them out for announcements and other musings.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melissa Tanaka for Readers' Favorite

Pasha: From Animal Shelter to a Sheltered Life by Inge H. Borg is the story of a shelter cat named Pasha, adopted by the author who is a volunteer at a local animal shelter. The story is told from a first person point of view and is written in a style that makes it feel as though you are sitting down with Borg herself and having a conversation.

Borg does not just focus on the life of Pasha, but tells of how she came to adopt all of her cats, with a healthy dose of informative history and tips interspersed throughout the pages. I thought this was a very important addition, as reading such a book may inspire others to go out and get a cat of their own. Some of the topics Borg touches on are the hidden dangers in our own homes that pets often face, and the impact that a gift of a pet to a child without prior research can often have, with consequences for the owner and the animal alike.

Cats are some of my favorite animals and so I was incredibly excited to read a nice little story about a cat being adopted. What I found was so much more than that — stories about lost cats and dogs being brought to both Borg and the animal shelter, and so many stories of successful adoptions that capture your attention and captivate you from beginning to end. Over the course of the book you become familiar with the antics of the shelter animals, with everything from escapes to adventures, perhaps leaving you with the desire to seek out a shelter pet of your own. I really enjoyed reading this book!