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Thrown Away Animals-All They Want Is To Be Loved
Abandoned animals most of the time make the best pets.
How Susie came to my sister.
My sister's daughter called her one afternoon here is the conversation:
Nikki: "Hey mom we have found a chihuahua on the side of the road. She has no collar or tags. May we bring her to you to take care of until we find her a home?"
Kathy: "Sure, bring her over here. I will take care of her until we can find her a home."
Nikki: "Thanks mom you are going to love her she is so adorable, but very skinny."
Kathy: "No problem I can't wait to see her. See you in a little while."
Nikki: "OK mom, see you in a little bit."
So, this is how Susie got her new home. My sister didn't have the heart to advertise her in the newspaper because she had fallen in love with Susie. Susie was so grateful to have someone love her, and feed her.
How can someone just abandon their pet?
To me this is the saddest thing. A pet put out on the side of the road to fiend for itself. Scared, and hungry they have no idea why this has happened. Most of them get run over. My niece called my sister, and told her that she had found a chihuahua on the side of the road. She was so skinny, but my sister took her in. My sister was only going to fatten her up and find a home for her, but love took over, and she called a veterinarian to have her spayed. She could not give up this special little girl who looks like Despicable me's dog's daughter. Sooo funny when she looks at you with those crooked teeth, but she is beautiful.
When I go on Facebook I see post after post of pictures of animals abandoned, and people trying to find homes for them. Some are even more abused than our dog Lilly. I just want to cry. I want to give them all homes, but the sad thing is that most of them will be put down, or to say they will be put to sleep. I know that most people can't afford vet bills, and I can't either. There are places that will help people for the most part like spaying or neutering. In our town we can go the courthouse there is a place inside there that we can sign up for help with medical problems for our pets, and also help with medicines. You can also get help with medicine for flea control. So, with this kind of help a person can really enjoy a wonderful thrown away pet that someone so heartlessly put out.
I one time had a miniature Dachshund that I had spayed. She had a reaction to the sutures, and broke out with huge blisters. I had lost my job, and I just cried in the vet's office. I thought I was going to have to have my girl put to sleep. My vet was really kind. She told me don't get so upset we won't have to put her to sleep. She said that some people donated medicine for people like me who couldn't afford them for their pet. I was so grateful she was able to give me enough medicine for her to get well. There are options for care.
Our sweet Lilly
Now, Lilly, another beautiful dog a lab mix who had been terribly abused. Lilly has very ugly scars on her chest. Those cuts had to be very deep to make such big scars, and her top teeth were rotted to the gums. When I pet and love her I just want to cry at the pain she has suffered, but hopefully she doesn't remember them any more. She showed up on our street laden with milk from having puppies. She must have just been taken off the puppies and dropped off on our street. My grandson fell in love with her, and they ran and played. Lilly slept on our front porch for a couple of weeks. My grandson and her loved each other, and they played and played. We stay at my mom's for now, so we had to talk her into letting Zech keep her. Well, she loved Lilly too, so wasn't too hard to do. She now stays in our fenced back yard, and sleeps on the back porch, happy as a lark. I made a call to the Humane Society, and they were able to help me with the vet bill to get Lilly spayed. There are places and people to help get animals spayed or neutered one just needs to do a little research.
My beautiful little friend Savannah, and her story.
This is about Savannah Henry, and how she loves animals and especially thrown away animals. I interviewed her about the different animals she has helped to rescue.
Nancy: "Savannah, you have been loving and taking care of stray animals since you were little. How old are you now?"
Savannah: "I am almost 12"
Nancy: "Your mom tells me how much you love animals, and I have seen you with them and you show them lots of love.Can you tell me how you feel about stray animals or thrown away animals."
Savannah: "If I see one, I just want to bring it home and take care of it...it breaks my heart for them not have a home and for no one to love them... Because I just love animals...and I want them to all be loved and taken care of...."
Nancy: "Why do you try and help animals who need homes and love. You are such a special girl and your love shows in your care. Would you explain the care that you have given your stray pets, and could you tell the different kinds of animals that you have befriended. Has there been any that have needed special care, and could you explain the care they needed if there were any."
Here is Savannah's response and experiences to some of the animals she has rescued:
"I found a turtle on the road once and I put it in the pond......I called it Sparky
I found a baby alligator "Ally" with 3 legs and we put him in a pond ...behind our house...
Once I heard a kitten crying on the other side of our pond....and then I saw a white baby kitten...then I went in the water to get him...I started calling him...he began trying to swim to me...and he couldn't make it so he got on a log and floated to me....when I got him I brought him to the house and he let me give him a bath several times within the next week...he grew stronger each day...now he is my" Whiskers" :)
Once I was walking on the beach and found a jellyfish on the sand....I put it back it the ocean...I called it "Jelly"
My daddy brought home a baby squirrel...we called him "Stuart"...we had to feed him with a dropper for a few weeks...he would ride in the pocket of my shirt....I am pretty sure he still knows me when I see him in the trees
We rescued a wild baby pig a few months ago...we had to feed him with a bottle for a few weeks...we named him "Arnold"....he got really big ...and we released him back to the woods when he was big enough
Once we found a baby deer when her mother had been killed on the road...we brought her home and fed her special formula from a bottle....we called her "Cupcake"
I rescued a dog from the pound...I still have her...she is my sweet dog...".Purses"...
I just love stories like this. My thanks goes to Savannah for her love of God's precious gifts for all of us to enjoy and take care of. Also, for her taking the time to give this interview to me. A special thanks to her mom Darlene who was kind enough to allow and help Savannah with the interview.
Take a leap for LOVE.
So, go ahead and give a thrown away pet a wonderful, loving, caring home. Do like we did and give a thrown away pet a life they have never known before. It will be so grateful, and will be the best friend you will ever have. I have found that a mix breed is the best breed, and most of the time extremely smart. Looks don't mean everything. It's what's in their little heart. Take the time to get to know a new personality because all animals have great personalities. I had chickens and every single one of them had a great personality, and believe it or not they can be very loving.
Take a chance, and have fun with whatever you do. Give love a chance.