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?
October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! All of my babies are rescues and it’s about time people start realizing how amazing rescue animals can be! Wynston went from dying and scared of everything to a PetSmart model and agility competitor! Rescues aren’t “damaged goods.” In fact, they are quite the opposite. I firmly believe that rescue animals are the best because they don’t take anything for granted! Here are the stories of some amazing rescue dogs and cats – I started with my cats since my dogs always get the highlights 😉