I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels on either side. I felt her need instantly. A sadness and loss were with her , and I knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy, and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and am sure I can make a difference in someone's life – maybe hers.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I pressed my shoulder and the side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck and scratched my ears. I could feel that she was desperate for companionship … too.
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to keep that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was exceedingly fortunate that she happened to come down my corridor; but then, I think, so was she.
So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors . . . so many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today
########## Now it's your turn!! #########
From Spay Arkansas:
This Sunday (Nov 28, 2 to 5 PM) is our third annual silent auction/music event. And more than ever we need to raise money because we have great news! We have rented a building in Springdale and plan to be open early in 2011, pre-kitten and puppy season! We are very excited!! And Dr Susan is anxious to get to work saving lives.
There will be significant renovation costs, so PLEASE come to the Whole Earth Organic Lounge (located at the corner of Center and College in downtown Fay- lots of parking!) this Sun from 2 to 5, listen to some wonderful music, do some holiday shopping, and celebrate! These musicians have been kind enough to donate their time: Emily Kaitz, Susan Shore & Michael Cockram, and Candy Lee.
If you would like to bring pet food to donate to local rescues, that would be very much appreciated. Help make this dream a reality as soon as possible. Every day we wait, more animals needlessly die.
Hope to see you there!