Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Volunteering

For the last 2 Saturdays, and many more to come, hubby and I have been spending a few hours at the local Humane Society working with some dogs that were rescued from a puppy mill. About 400 dogs were rescued, they are at various shelters and foster homes. They were in pretty bad shape; some were debarked. Many need dental care, which they can't get until the judge decides that they no longer belong to the horrid owners. They are all small dogs, many don't know how to play or just be dogs. We just hang out with them, it's a good time, even with the scared ones. Not one dog has shown any aggression at all.
This little gal is pregnant. Vet says she will have 5 pups and is due any day now. She was on the front cover of the local paper recently. She doesn't like to be petted, but likes to hold her toy and wags her tail like crazy when you talk to her.

4 comments:

FrecklesandDeb said...

How very sad for those dogs! What good people you are to give the attention that these dogs so desparately need.

PJ said...

I've done some volunteering with rescued dogs and cats and it's rewarding and maddening all at the same time. People can be so cruel to animals, it boggles the mind. I'm glad you're helping out and getting so much from it. The dogs are adorable.

Fez and the Gang said...

Poor doggies! We are glad that there are people like you to help though!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Whoa .. good work. Bunny Lady dares not go help .. she'll be bringing them home ... she just can't resist and we have no more room!

All tough guys keep their backs to the wall!