I’ve been involved in animal rescue for about 9 years. Recently I’ve been faced with some extremely difficult situations, including the unfortunate ordeal with Sweet Pea. Rescue is full of sadness and happiness, both of which I’ve experienced within the past week.
The “pound” is a depressing place. I cry every time I go. And that’s no joke. Seeing terrified, sick animals behind chain link doors never gets easier to deal with. Especially seeing senior dogs look up at you as you walk by…ugh. You can’t help but wonder if they are going to spend their last days on earth alone in a kennel. But these are all of the reasons I go to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. If someone doesn’t help and speak for these animals, who will?
In Arizona, it just started getting cold. It’s hitting as low as 37° at night, and the coldest day we’ve seen was 59°. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be around 80° but it’s still really cold at night. That being said, we’re a WARM state! I know a majority of the country is already experiencing snow. During this time, animal shelters are overloaded. Some are super cold, with concrete floors for the dogs to lay on. So how can you help your local shelter during this busy, cold time?
The famous saying “you can’t save them all” in animal rescue really rings true tonight. Nothing is worse than wanting to so badly save a dog and you just can’t ultimately save them.
I belong to a lot of lost & found pet groups on Facebook. When I was scrolling through my feed, I saw a picture that caught my eye. It was a very sad looking dog, with electrical wire around her neck. She was found on a street corner, tied to a lamp post with the wire. Like, really?