Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy Dog Lady strikes again: a one-two punch

This is a first for our household. I had always said just one dog at a time. But Wednesday I rescued two dogs at once.

They were both going to be euthanized. They were the only two left on the week's euth list. So they are with us now... thanks in large part to Karla! When the rescue group I had worked with on my last foster couldn't arrange to pull them, she connected me with her rescue group. A couple of hours later (pretty late into Tuesday night -- into Wednesday morning for them, because they are one time zone away), we had all the paperwork filed with the shelter and were good to do for the morning.

So... meet Crystal, an adult female:

And Pooh Bear, who is about 7 months old:

They are both good girls. If you know anyone who might fall in love with either of them, let me know in the comments!


Songbird said...

Sweet girls!

♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Okay, this time you've done it. There is just something about Pooh Bear's innocent and trusting expression that made me completely break down and sob. These are tears of sadness for the thought that someone, somewhere gave up both of these beautiful animals and they were both unknowingly knocking on death's door. Such innocence in all of the faces you have fostered.

These are also tears of happiness for people like you who will open your heart and home to do something you never intended to do in the first place just to save two lives. You're doing a wonderful thing and it makes me want to spread the word in hopes that other families that are able to care for these fosters actually do something about it.

DogBlogger said...

And Pooh Bear was the one who was owner-surrendered. Her people never even bothered to get her a rabies vaccination (which can be obtained for as little as $3 if you go to the right place). She had a middle-of-the-night lower-GI problem that resulted in an hour of cleaning on our part, so I'm glad I had already made her an appointment to get checked out at my vet today.
Please do spread the word about both of them! It saddens me to know that I can't save every dog, and that more will die because my house has no vacancy. Even sadder, many of these situations could be prevented if people would heed the "spay and neuter" message that seems like it should've taken better hold by now.
Did you hear that Austin has voted to transition their city shelter toward no-kill? There are still questions that must be answered, but it is encouraging news.

RevAnne said...

I have fallen in love with them just from the pictures, but the WonderMutt's a little to protective for me to think it's a good idea to bring another critter into the house. Plus, you know, I'm not in the same state and all.
Thanks so much for the work you're doing! And give them both some cuddles from me.

♥ ♥ ♥ said...

That *is* encouraging news about the Austin shelter! Go Austin!!