Sunday, July 1, 2012

Why you are involved in rescue....

...because there is such a need because of irresponsible humans.

Every single dog that I get into my rescue I whisper into their ear "I promise NO ONE will ever hurt you again"  I play with them, walk them, exercise them, feed them, bath them, get them vet care... try as hard as I can to make them feel loved and wanted which is probably the first time in their life they have ever felt this way.

They get adopted and the family is so excited to have them and they are so excited to be part of a family.

BUT THEN!

you get in a dog who has been so horribly mistreated, so horribly abused and you do all the things you do for all the dogs PLUS MORE.  But because of some A-hole human they are so sick either mentally or physically that there is nothing you can do.  You try and you try and you want so badly to succeed...


When talking to other rescue people who have been doing this as long or even longer then I have they know what I am talking about when I say this.... Sometimes deep in your gut you know that there is nothing you can do and it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt or worse.
When you get that feeling you just want to crawl into bed and NOT make that decision... crawl into bed and just NOT DEAL!
But then that wouldn't be very fair to the animal that is suffering mentally or physically now would it....

Sometimes the right decision is the hardest to make.

3 comments:

English Rider said...

Sad but true. You are a true selfless animal lover, facing reality head on, taking onboard the pain of responsibility.

Life Of Susan, A Dog Shelter Worker and Animal Lover. said...

I agree with you Rescuer, there is such a need of us rescuers because of irresponsible humans. Every day I go to the shelter I work at I see the helpless victims of abuse. I have made a promise to our dogs, when they enter the shelter that I will look after them, and say similar to what you say, "I promise I will never let you be hurt again, never".

Kailey Sawyer-Jackson said...

I feel your pain. I am new to rescue, and am also blogging about my experiences from the point of views of my dogs... if you are interested in checking it out you can find it at: www.everydoghasastory.blogspot.com

Ive been following your blog for a while, and its so crazy its as if im reading aloud to myself what I would write