|Posted by Laura on February 12, 2014 at 3:35 AM|
This year has been brutal so far. We are currently relying on space heaters as our central heat has died. We are back down to one decent car. More babies are being abandoned and we are full. We would like to take a moment to remember our babies who we have lost this year alone thus far.
Lady came to us at the advanced age of 14 to 15 yrs old. A dog is never too old to love so we never say no to old ladies & gents. She was abandoned with her best friend Gypsy at a high kill shelter in Tennessee. She was a dignified and gentle soul who deserved so much better.
Ginger was a young sweet lady who was attacked by strays while being walked by her foster mom. The foster mom did her best to protect her but dogs are much faster than people. And when there are several dogs coming from different directions sometimes they can get by you. Despite our vet's valiant efforts we lost our beautiful baby.
Felix was the most charming, endearing and loving little dog one could ever ask for. He battled back problems and we thought he had them beat. In the end it was Felix's kidneys that failed us. After a week of daily vet visits, many medications and many prayers for his recovery Felix's little body began to shut down. It was the final kindness to let him go.
It is a comfort to know that there are no crates, collars, leashes or bad dogs & bad people at the Bridge. They all run free. Happy & healthy.
Rescue is hard. It is sad. It is expensive. But it is the most rewarding thing you can ever do.
If you have ever thought about fostering, donating or adopting now is really the time.