A few days ago, the Roanoke Pound put out a plea for help. They were getting low on space, and needed some big dogs sprung or they would be killed.
No surprise, the Franklin County Humane Society jumped into action. They networked the dogs, they asked others for help, and they transported 4 of them to their No Kill adoption center.
It is very important to note the magnitude of what happens within the walls of the Franklin County Humane Society. On a daily basis, they have their own local pound to save dogs and cats from- many. They routinely find animals at the local dumpster- yes, the dumpster. Last week they found one puppy, and searched frantically for a second that was scared and ran away. They help surrounding high kill pounds. They assist with chained dogs. They have feral cat issues. They have a very busy low cost spay and neuter clinic. They constantly fund-raise, a challenge in the present economy. Yet, with all this going on, they jumped in, crossed county lines, and rescued these 4 dogs, with willing hands and cheerful hearts.
That's why we love them so, and will continue to look at them for guidance and inspiration. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who pitched in. We've got one word for you: hero.
A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.