March 29, 2013


Wednesday was a big day at Angels of Assisi. Two dogs arrived by airplane from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and our local pound, the RCACP, was in crisis mode as euthanasia cards hanging on kennel doors became public knowledge.

Staff and volunteers kicked into gear. The Angels of Assisi box truck was sent to the RCACP, and returned with six dogs and two puppies. It took a flurry of phone calls, emails, social networking, dog evaluations, kennel rearranging, new foster home approvals, and a lot of work to save these animals, and it was a wonderfully busy time.

Meanwhile, quietly through the back door, three setters arrived from the Franklin County pound. The director, Cindy Brooks, had made previous arrangements for them to come, and drove the new guys up to Angels of Assisi herself. They had arrived to her shelter in horrible condition, after their owner had been suffering from progressive dementia and was unable to take care of them; most likely she did not even remember they existed.

I particularly love how the this one reached his paw out to Laura as she took the photos in an effort to save their lives. That everlasting image of one outstretched paw, trusting that she would not hurt him, looking for hope, and a chance for a happy ever after.

It looks like he got his wish.

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
― Tahereh Mafi 

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