Photo Essay

Critical Care for Animal Angels


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.

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25 responses

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato said (25 Nov 2012):

    You are certainly an angel to these poor animals Regenia!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (25 Nov 2012):

    Thank you so much Catharine!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Voted. YOU are the archangel of the project!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Well done, my friend!!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Regenia I think you are the best friend an animal can have! You are truly an exceptional person, you give so much!

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    the pictures say it all, great job!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    Tears and joy, love and hugs for all the aninals and everyone at Critical Care For Animal Angels

  • Sandy Shelton

    Sandy Shelton gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    This town needs 100 more like you!!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (25 Nov 2012):

    An exceptional series of stories about the most unfortunate victims of society. Their stories need to be told because they represent how society too often treats those who are least able to defend or care for themselves. It is a world-wide problem and it is time the human race realized the gravity of this situation. Well done!! Voted.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    What a tender and touching story, you are an angel and your story deserves to be published. In fact it should be published and bring this disgraceful behavior to peoples attention and hopefully it can make a bit of a difference!! Thank you for all you do for these wonderful animals!!!!!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    It brings tears to my eyes!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    all your work is excellent

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (25 Nov 2012):

    So glad U wrote this! GREAT! voted, of course.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (26 Nov 2012):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (28 Nov 2012):

    Grabs my heart. I see you as an army of angels fighting for these poor animals. You sure have shown what a difference a person can make. Big hugs.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (1 Dec 2012):

    Beautifully written. Poignant images.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    Wonderful collection of photos and a very telling narrative!! Great work, my friend!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Beautiful essay! Voted.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    love the photographs and narration Regenia. How nice!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (3 Dec 2012):

    Excellent heartwarming story and wonderful photos. I voted for sure!!!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (4 Dec 2012):

    Must be Story of the Week...It means so much! V

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Dec 2012):

    Back to vote again. This essay so deserves to be Story of the Week.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi said (9 Dec 2012):

    " When you abandon dogs and cats because they became "old" and a "burden" and not "useful" anymore: Remember you are teaching your children a lesson. Later on in life, it could be your turn. "

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (31 Aug 2013):

    great narration and photography.... my vote

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