Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Downs and Ups of Rescue

These two e-mail posts came within a few hours today...

The first e-mail (somewhat edited to protect privacy):
Help Needed

Hi All,

I just received a call that has me in tears...

A gentleman in XXXXX just lost his wife and is in poor
health himself. Like many, he has also fallen on hard times
financially. He must move ......
He must also lose another family member, Juna, his sibe.

His sister contacted me, he can no longer afford a phone.
His electricity is being turned off soon, maybe today. He
has taken Juna to vets, etc. in the hopes of finding her a
home, but nothing. He needs to get out to XXXXX and
establish residency to receive the medical care he needs.

We need to bring Juna in now.

Juna is eight years old and a pampered baby. She goes
everywhere with him, very social girl. Obviously, he will
not leave until he knows she is safe. Time is critical.

Anyone??? The inn is full here, but we cannot say "no" to
this one.

Call or email me if you can help, even short term until
foster space opens up.

The second e-mail:


We are planning to get Juna Sunday.
She will be our guest until she goes to XXXXX's and final
destination at XXXXXX's.

Thank you ALL - I will sleep well tonight!

I'm thankful that I know such caring people!


The Army of Four said...

Mom's eyes got all watery when she read the emails again. MaPaw ROCKS! Woooooo!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

cookie said...

We hope your rescue efforts are going well. We are sending good thoughts your way.
Cookie and crew

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Anonymous said...

An awful story, even with a happy ending. Pets are too often silent victims of hard economic times -- neglected, even abandoned as families are forced to cut back or relocate. It's an extra shame because the love and emotional support of a pet are actually beneficial to people in stressful situations; everybody ends up suffering more. It's vital that we look for ways to keep pets and their people together during times of crisis. I'm glad to hear that Juna managed a happy ending, but less sanguine about Mr. X's long-term prospects.
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