Inka – one lucky girl saved – hundreds left behind!!!
One of our volunteers has started to go into one of the pounds to take photos of the dogs in there needing to find homes URGENTLY. Its a very hard distressing thing to do. I’ve done it for far too many years – and it takes its toll on you. Emotionally – you can only cope with so much pain and suffering - and know that nice healthy dogs will be being put to sleep – and you can’t help them all.
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Our new volunteer is trying really hard – but every week she goes in – there is always just one more – that is truly desperate – that really has no hope. Last week she saw a young rottie girl – who had possible hip dysplasia. If she had been aggressive or nasty in any way – it could have been easy to just walk on by – to say – oh nobody will have her – BUT -Inka is a darling – her body wags so much – she falls over. She was too nice to die.
Over the last week or so, we have been trying to find a good rescue that would take her and the Blue Cross was approached – who said YES. Today – I drove miles and miles in our old van – that sounds as though the engine is going to blow up any minute – fighting with my sat nav trying to get me there – but get there I did. Inka is tonight sleeping in a fabulous kennel – with a thick clean blanket – with nice food in her tummy – for Inka – her worries are now over.
For the other 70 odd dogs left in that pound as I walked out – their problems aren’t. Nobody knows they are there – nobody will be coming for them tomorrow – and when the next dumped dog gets dumped – who will have to be put to sleep – to make room to take that dog in? Lots of them will do. This is just one pound – South Yorkshire has 3 pounds – all of them are full – of lovely lovely dogs.
Rescues will be closing down soon because they simply can’t keep pace with the demand and need. Funds are so low – bills so high. Soon – none of the dogs will have a lifeline – and there will be even less people to help any of them. People will continue to breed – because unlike us in the pounds and rescue – they don’t see those faces as they plead with you to take them home, or feel their warm paws as they put them through the bars, and claw your hand to stroke them – begging you to let them be ‘your faithful servant’.
Please – bear in mind the dogs in the pound tonight – can you manage to help just one of them find a home? Promote the www.ineedahome.co.uk website? Spread the leaflets we produce for them around? Donate to help us or any other rescue continue to help these dogs? Or will you just say ‘oh dear – how sad’ and walk away.
A good day for Inka – a sad day for us.
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