For the last few years I have been saving dogs that I have found along the road side. These dogs are starving and in bad shape. Ribs, hip bones and back bones are sticking out and their stomachs are sunken in. It really is a pitiful sight! You see I live in the country where some of the roads around here are not heavily traveled.
These dogs are left by people that no longer want them or can afford them. The sadness and despair shows on the dogs’ faces. And it breaks my heart!
My family has become accustom to my coming home with a “new” dog. My kids will run up to the van when I get home to see who I have with me. Just the other day a woman asked me if I could take a black lab mixed puppy of about five months old because she could not keep it. I have brought home a pit bull, a mastiff mix, shepherd mix, lab and many other breeds. It all depends on what is left on the side of the road.
Six thousand dogs are put down each year in our area. Yes, you read that right…six thousand! It’s tragic!! There are no programs that help people with spaying or neutering of their pets. Also, there are no programs that help with the care of pets. We have vets, of course, but unfortunately, sometimes people can’t afford to take their pet to see the doctor.
I am trying to help with the situation by rescuing the dogs I find and then finding them a forever home. Up till now I have paid for their care myself but it is getting to be a financial burden. My church helps out with left over meat from dinners that we have at church, which is great, but it is not enough. The dogs also require houses, shots, medical care and more.
I hope that you will help me to save as many dogs as possible. Please give what you can. Any amount will be helpful. Thank you in advance for your support!
P.S. The puppies you see are two of the babies from a yellow lab that I rescued. Aren’t they the cutest!!
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