Wow—what a month, and January isn’t even over yet! We have had a number of dogs brought in that were abandoned or surrendered, sick puppies–and to top it off , we have had a couple dogs returned that were devastated—I hope things look up soon!
Did I mention that Brownie and Frieda are due to have puppies any day? Yes, we also have at least 2 pregnant females at the rescue. Well, all I can say is, most of this is normal for a rescue or shelter. But, sometimes it wears you down, especially during cold weather. So, if you could, we would appreciate some kind thoughts, a prayer for the rescue and maybe even a volunteer or two.
I know things are looking up–and good things do happen during all this craziness. During one of the coldest nights of the year, someone dumped 8 small dogs to die on a country road about 20 miles from us. It was close to 10 p.m and our warm bed was waiting. BUT, a kind man loaded them up and took them to our grandson–who brought them here. The story did have a happy ending. Since we were full, our friends at the Siouxland Humane Society came down the next day and took 6 of them. Those 6 have found good homes.
We kept 2 of the 8 here at the rescue. The little gal (Maisie) is being fostered until she is ready. The small beagle mix, Leary (his new name) found a wonderful home. Here is a photo of Leary with his new dad. We heard that he is doing great!
Now, lets talk about Betty–she was brought back–Her new mom loved her, but we heard she didn’t like her grown-up children. Very sad–for them both. Betty sat in front of the glass porch door for hours, waiting, after she was brought back. The good news is that Betty is house-trained, and does great with all the dogs here, and new people that come in are no problem. Betty just needs a happy ending!
And–more good news–the puppies that were under the weather are all better and waiting for their forever homes. Here are photos of some of them.
So we hope that 2018 provides us with more opportunities for “happy endings.” Let’s think positive, shall we?