Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shelby, the miracle dog

Shelby Angel had her heartworm treatment last week and is doing well. She will soon be ready to find her forever home. In the meantime, she is helping her foster mom foster a terrier named Joseph. The little guy is Shelby's first foster puppy. He's been rescued by Good Dog Rescue, and is leaving on Thursday to go to his forever home. Shelby and Joseph are getting in some good cuddle time on the couch.
Our friends Hilary and Elizabeth at, a local Memphis company, have donated a beautiful dog bed to Shelby. She sleeps on it whenever she's not in the yard or playing with her friends. Shelby also got a plush bone made from the same material as her bed, but it did not last very long (she loves her toys too much...).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Memphis Faces More Sad Times

If you have not already heard or read about the sad news, you may want to take the time to look at this article: Memphis Animal Shelter Cruelty. (caution, graphic picture)

Not a day goes by that I don't worry about animals and the abuse that many face day in and day out. It never hurts less when I see or hear about animal abuse. I never grow calloused to it.

It hurts me so much to know my taxes have paid for human cruelty. That someone cashed a paycheck on behalf of me to abuse animals. And it hurts even more deeply to wonder if this will change-will there really be a change? I can only hope, but I have lots of doubts. I am not sure this nation, this city, has any concern for making kindess and humane treatment to animals a priority. I imagine politicians are more concerned about that new BMW and $1,000 suit, made to impress the next insecure person with waivering values.

Thanks to Shelby Angel, I do know that there are those of us out there that do care for animals and want to end the abuse. I know this because I received so many letters to Shelby Angel with best wishes and offerings of help. Let's not give up- let's keep helping- let's keep encouraging others. Thank you for all of your encouragement to me.