This Saturday I will be attending my 3rd fundraiser with Garden State German Shepherd Rescue.
I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while now but didn’t give myself the time to make a post so here it is.
When we visit adoption events, shelters, or pet stores, we almost never see the “bad” side. What I mean is, when pets are put up for adoption, they are usually previously abandoned, surrendered, or badly neglected, and in turn, sick or injured. We only see the animal when they are healed, clean, and improved drastically.
A dog can only survive for so long on their own before they start developing illnesses and infections. It’s not until we see them hiding in bushes, underneath overpasses, and other really dangerous areas that they can get help and get treated.
I am so thankful that there are people out there who dedicate their lives to saving stray animals. I could never imagine driving around until I find a lone dog living in a sewer tunnel or a dog with a broken leg just laying helplessly in some abandoned yard.
It’s a tough job to do and I give a lot of credit to the people who have the heart as well as the guts to do this.
Strays are pretty much a reminder of people who undervalue their pets and basically give up on them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dog, cat, turtle, or rabbit. Animals are beings who feel pain, love, and joy just like humans do and they deserve to be treated like it too.
So I just want to say a great big thank you too all of the animal rescue organizations out there who donate their time and money into helping animals, for no other reason than love, care, and compassion.
I can’t wait to get involved in animals lives in a bigger way in the future, and I feel that my time as a volunteer is a perfect start.
Hope for Paws is one of my favorite organizations. They are based out of California and save stray animals every day. Check out their social media pages on: