Rescuing the Deserving Dozen
One thing we’ve all learned while at LTBHS is that there is never a “normal” day here. When we arrive at work at 7:30 each morning, we’re prepared for pretty much anything. Last Friday was one of those interesting days. Around 10:30 a.m., we received a phone call from one of our partner rescue groups asking if we could take some dogs from a hoarding situation. We were told that 20 dogs had been pulled from a home in Manistee, Michigan and were now all in need of somewhere to go. These poor dogs had been living outside in the cold with no warm bed to call their own in the middle of winter. Most were fairly healthy, though a few were in poor shape and would need some medical treatment.
Of course we agreed to help out and offered to take 12 of the 20 dogs (the others were sent to another rescue). The dogs, all poodle-terrier mixes, vary in age from one to eight years old. Though they all have very sweet personalities, the majority of these dogs are extremely shy and will benefit from some socialization. They will be available for adoption in a couple of days after they receive their vaccinations, wellness exams, spay/neuter surgeries and are microchipped.
Until they find homes of their own, we are thrilled to provide them with a nice, warm bed to cuddle in (something they have never known), healthy food and individual love and attention. We are grateful that these sweet dogs are now safe, warm and well-fed and happy we could play a part in offering them a second chance at a new life.