Wednesday, October 15, 2008

RESCUE CLOSED :-(

I have had to make the very very very difficult decision to close my rescue for a short time. There are so many lives that need saved and just not enough time, money or room to save them :-(

We are 110% full and I don't have space to put one more dog. Which makes me very sad. There are 4 JRT's I would like to save right now that could really use my help but I have absolutely no where to put them. Unless by some miracle I get a few foster homes and or at least 6 dogs get adopted ASAP, I can't take in any more.

Rescue is full of ups and downs. You have your moments when you really want to say to someone "seriously were you dropped on your head too many times as a child?" There are so many times you think to yourself "Can I clone this person/family?" and "Thank you isn't enough" I can think of a few of those families right now..... Helen's family, Findlay/Franny's family, Miles' family, Pedro's family, Ralphie's family, Lilly's family, Marcy's family.... I can go on and on.

It is hard to say "NO I can't help" and know that means that dog will DIE but is it really fair to me, my family, my work, my dogs, my foster dogs, when I will just become stressed out, tired, poor and not have a place to put the dogs? That is a tough answer. To me being all those negative things is worth it when the dog finds it forever home but there just doesn't seem to be enough of those lately. :-(

I will pray tonight, tomorrow night and every night that the dogs I have now will find homes, the dogs that are in shelters I can't help will find homes and that I will be able to save more real soon.

4 comments:

Thoughts said...

Amy I am SO SORRY. I can't believe this is happening. ARe you closing both rescues or just MBR or JRR? If there is anything I can do to help, donate money, time, etc. (I cant foster unfortunately) please let me know.

Jaime

Anonymous said...

Hi My name is Bev Cruz and I live in Northern Virginia. It's 1am and I am scanning the Petfinder for JRT's. My passion. You have so many! Please call Russell Rescue. I'm a foster for Russell Rescue Inc. I will take 1 or 2 to foster. They need to get along at least somewhat with males (I have 4). Call me 703-266-1014

Dog Rescuer said...

Hi Bev. I am the Ohio State Rep for RRI.

Audrey said...

I do Pekingese Rescue -- a senior lady in Geneva, Oh has a 1-1/2 year old sc female JRT that is too much for her to handle. I need a SAFE rescue to take her in -- Audrey -- Audrianne@oh.rr.com --
www.adopt-aluv-rescue.petfinder.org