Critical Care for Animal Angels
25 Nov 2012
I am always amazed at the way Middle Georgia and especially Macon, Georgia treats their pets. I and many others have been working hard to save as many animals as we can. Our Shelter in Macon, Georgia has gone from low kill to high kill since the county commisioners have taken over. Inspite of our pleas and protest, the kills and cruelty continue.
The cruely extends beyond the pound and starts with owners. Animals are running the streets, abused, chained up in yards, thrown out like trash. It is overwhelming, heart breaking, and it never ends.
I have been rescuing animals since I was a little girl. I remember my mothers exasperation as I brought home stray after stray. Once I brought home a cat covered in ringworm. All of us kids had to be treated too. The final straw was when I brought home a dog with rabies. My mother forbid me to bring home another animal.
I am a big girl now and can bring home all the ones I want. I have foster dogs and kitties here. My husband protest about all the animals but then I find him curled up in his chair with one or see him walk out to the truck to greet our next rescue. I knew he was hooked when he called me from work and said, I am bringing home a lab pup. Some stay longer than others. Some stay forever. All are vetted, spayed or neutered and either get great homes or die surrounded by the love they so deserve.
The sick ones really break my heart. When I brought Sampson in to my vets in shock and screaming in pain, I did not worry about the money. I knew it would get paid somehow. I never dreamed that over two thousand dollars would be donated by people all over the world for his care in less than forty eight hours. I was amazed. The vet was amazed and we all saved Sampson. Then entered Andy. Again, the calls and donations poured in and Critical Care for Animal Angels was launched. All our babies are completely vetted, microchipped, spayed and neutered and loved. They go to loving forever homes that are interviewed and reference checked. Not only do we get to make a difference for the pet, we get to make a difference to their new families. We have had two very sad endings but they were both surrounded by love and not alone and cold on the streets.
We can all make a difference. Sometimes it takes an army and a lot of heartbreak but we can.