This post is one of the reasons I have been unreachable lately...
"A Place To Bark" received several dogs on February 15th,
The dogs that we have taken into our program, have litters of puppies
that will be fostered here until they are healthy & old enough, to safely be fixed.
We're estimating 12-16 weeks, since they are small breed dogs.
The majority of the mother dogs. currently have health issues on many levels and it will take time for them to heal.
This arrangement is in accordance with the directives of the ASPCA
These dogs were not transferred out of state to the ASPCA
shelters, for their conditions were very fragile and needed round the clock care.
For those of you that read this blog regularly, I ask you to read this post in it's entirety..
Not to turn a blind eye & please not to focus on the negative..
Be brave & walk a moment in my life & life of other rescuers everywhere.
Please focus your thoughts and read this story, with love in your heart and a knowing that these animals have been rescued. That they are on the road to a better life!
Your knowing & not turning a blind eye, helps to change this world.
I'm not asking you to look at gory photos, just photos of a reality, that shouldn't be.
Many of you, I know cannot look at the pictures & so that is why we always try to keep it upbeat and a bit veiled, on this blog, so that we don't lose your viewership and keep reading.
But today I ask that you walk with me in seeing what I see..
The old saying the truth will set you free, is truth on many levels.
We need to balance the scales by raising awareness, for their sakes.
It is easier to not look, to block it out, to pretend it doesn't happen.
But the reality is does, it is and will continue on, if good people don't come together to change it. The animals need us, let's not let them down!!!
The photo below, is a sweet girl that stole everyone's heart on site.
We think she is a Jack Russell/Dachshund mix.
We named her "Ernestine". Her picture and many other pictures of the confiscation are on the American Humane
website, just click the link to view.
In the next 12-16 weeks we will be watching the mothers & puppies we have taken in, grow healthier, stronger, more confident & trusting. You will see the happy ending to this story!!!
I dream of many things.. A world that is Free...
Free of cruelty, pain, neglect, sadness, hunger, illness & the list goes on and on as we know.
These babies are past the storm and now going into the light..
The light of people such as you that believe in LIFE & LOVE.
The organizations that made this rescue possible, the ending of yet another puppy mill should be recognized and commended. The people who come at a moments notice for animals in need are hero's that I've been blessed to meet and even though the meeting are brief and under the worst of circumstances, we are linked by our love & dedication to the animals for a lifetime....
Believe in a better world, donate your time & energies to your humane societies or local rescues where you live...
Become a part of a growing army of animals lovers who are against needless euthanasia & the confines of breeding for greed.
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THESE ANIMALS..
See it, Believe it & Achieve it!!!
It is an honor to work with such dedicated people..