Hi all. Today Wilma has kindly handed the reins over to me so that I may share something well outside her lighthearted posting style. She will be back next time, as there is a lot going on with the Sunflower Club. Sluggo also has some things to share, but that will all have to wait.
First I would like to share a link to Honeybear's blog.
If you are not familiar with her story, I encourage you to read about her journey from abuse, pain, and neglect to health, faith, and love, all from the kindness of strangers.
The long and short of it, is that HoneyBear spent the first years of her life in the cage of a backyard breeder who dropped her at a shelter to be killed when she was no longer of use to her. As if that wasn't bad enough, she was abused, her both front legs broken and allowed to heal without repair.
But her story ends happy. She was taken in as a foster, and funds were raised for her surgeries. She is living a wonderful charmed life with no fear of any harm coming to her.
On the same day I read about HoneyBear moving on to the next phase of her new life, I saw a sickening news story about two severely abused and malnourished dogs being anonymously dropped at a no kill shelter in my community.
Warning... Please look away if you don't want to see very disturbing pictures.
The sight of these dogs makes me physically ill. My natural reaction is to look away. To change the channel, close the page. It's too painful to think about. But, I couldn't stop thinking about these dogs all day. I don't have to look away, I can do something. I decided to start by putting their story out to you all. The dogs are under the care of the SPCA here in Monroe CT. There is a reward being offered for the ID of the owner that leads to their arrest and conviction. They are also having an adoption drive in an effort to place 29 of their long term residents. 29 in 29 days. Their adoption fees have been reduced to 29.00, from their normal 495.00.
Lastly, they are working to raise 5000.00 dollars the cost of their care for the next six months. Care to bring them back to health with the goal of finding them homes where they can know the love and security that our dogs receive on a daily basis.
To learn more click here
Donations and name suggestions to:
SPCA of Connecticut, Inc.
359 Spring Hill Road
Monroe, CT 0648
I would like to arrange a more organized effort to help these dogs, so I will keep you posted with my plans.
If you got this far, thanks for reading. I hope in some small way to make a difference.
Kiss your babies,