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Shadow was rescued February 2007 from a
horrible kill shelter in Ohio.With only hours to live, I decided I was going
to do all I could to save his little life.
Because he was so far away I didn’t
know if I would be able to get him out of the shelter and transported to
Michigan within the 48 hours the shelter gave me to remove him. When I saw
pictures of Shadow, I just cried.. He was a sad emaciated animal that looked
like he had lost all of his will to live. There was NO WAY I could leave him
there to die! I sent out some emails to a few friends I had made while
assisting with other rescues. By the grace of god everyone was able to pull
together and get shadow (His name was Dobey back then) out of the shelter and
on his way to Michigan.
When he got here he was grateful to be
around us, very loving and happy. Our intentions were to foster him, but we
decided that Shadow belonged in our family so we adopted him as one of our
children. In December Shadow repaid us for saving his life.
A man tried to break into our home just 6
days before Christmas. The entire family was asleep except myself and the
baby. I just happened to be in the kitchen when the man tried to come through
our front door. Shadow jumped up from the couch and bolted to the door with
the most fierce bark I have ever heard come out of his little mouth. He was
attacking the door. The ruckuses woke the other dogs and before I knew it all
3 of them were attacking the door. Apparently the man realized he was not
getting in without a fight, so ran off.
If Shadow was not here I am afraid
to think of what might have happened. Not only does he love us dearly, he puts
our lives before his own. He is a loyal boy and well worth all the work that
was put into saving his life. Chances are Shadow saved our lives in return.
Shelter dogs know when they have it good. Many times they are considered
“MUTTS” but it’s the mutts you see on television saving babies, children and
family members for all sorts of accidents.
The moral to this story is help those
that cannot help themselves, they become loyal, loving friends that may one
day, save your life, or the life of someone you love in return. Just for your
I would like to honor those special
people that assisted in Shadows rescue:
Gail – For posting his
desperate plea for help and not giving up on him
Cindi Robers- Faulker –
Transport driver that flew in from WI to drive a van full of dogs to their
Danielle Wegner – Pulled
Shadow out of that awful pound
Anna Cotelesse – Keeping
Shadow overnight in her home, fed him, and kept him comfortable
Toni Kennett - Setting up
Without your help not only would Shadow
be dead, but my family may have suffered the same fate. Thank you for
everything you do to assist the dogs and doing what you can to help the rest
of us. We may never stop the killing, but by working together we can make a
difference. States have no boarders when an animal is in need! Thank you from
the bottom of my heart. -Jamie
Shadow was saved from the
Mahoning County Dog pound in Ohio. They put many animals to death in that
facility weekly. The worse part about it is they kill the animals with heart
stick. These animals die after suffering cardiac arrest, it is painful and not
immediate. This is why it is so important for rescues to have volunteer foster
homes that will house these homeless babies until they find a forever home.
PLEASE OFFER A HELPING HAND, YOU WILL BE SAVING A LIFE. Saving
one dog does not change the world, but the world changes for that one dog.
Being a foster home is very rewarding and does not cost you a dime. The only
thing you have to give is lots of love and a warm place for a lonely dog
to sleep at night. Please help us stop the slaughter of 1,000 of
animals....become a foster parent and an active member of an awesome group of
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