Like many people in the world of animal rescue, I follow several facebook pages/groups including a few “closed groups”. This past week, we’ve all been deluged with situations that question our sanity, makes us realize why we never give up and continue to rescue, and, occasionally, leave us either sad or speechless (sometimes both at the same time).
And then, you have a ray of sunshine that completely changes your perspective.
For me it was a conversation with April’s Mom. April came to PAAS from a municipal shelter where she would have been euthanized. The Richardson Birthing Center came to the rescue and April delivered her puppies in a safe, loving environment.
Now, thanks to our partnership with Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado, April has been adopted. Her Mom, Stephanie, reached out to me as she had some questions. What made me smile was when Stephanie said her Mom had flown out to meet April, That didn’t erase all the irate phone calls, desperate situations we’d encountered this week - but it helped - - it really, really helped.
Somewhere in the middle is where we need to be. Every month some animals need a home in this area. Fix your critter/Save a litter has played a key role in the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each year. And, most importantly, we’re writing great April stories about dogs and cats in northeastern Oklahoma.
We will get there - - it’s what keeps us going
Until we do, the letters, pictures, videos and phone calls from happy adopters out-of-state will make us smile and reenergize us to keep on keeping on.