The Trouble with Pets (a.k.a. The Great Shifter Rescue)

Illustrations and Cover Art

by Jeanine Henning

Season 1, Episode 4.5

In a town full of shifters, it's the one human family that's the biggest pain in the rump.

Debbie Panda works for the town veterinarian, a job she's always loved. But then her boss retires and the town hires a human in his place. Now she has two jobs. Help her new boss at the clinic AND keep him and his daughter from discovering the truth about the "animals" he treats. Everything's going along just fine until George (the human) decides they should host an animal rescue event. Why do animals need rescuing anyway?

Now Debbie's going crazy caring for a bunch of animals (43!) who lack even the tiniest hint of human inside them – they're not even potty trained for shifter's sake! The litter boxes alone are enough to drive her mad. Thank goodness for the glorious joy of chomping bamboo. Otherwise, she might have to indulge her rarely seen carnivorous side.

A.J. Culey
Author of Children's and Young Adult Books