Five years ago this month, a four-month old puppy was rescued on the streets of Saint Louis by the Humane Society Of Missouri. She was in pretty bad shape. Her puppy collar had become embedded in her neck and the whole neck was extremely infected and filled with pus. She also had a number of other cuts and abrasions from her life on the streets. She had been cruelly mistreated, and she was scared. Her rescuers felt she deserved a better life and they nursed her back to health. And four months later they put her up for adoption. That same day I walked through the adoption center, and she saw me and said, “I want you … take me home and I’ll love you.”
I did, and she did, too.
Since then we have both been supportive of the rescued animal program, and we share responsibility for three more successful rescues and adoptions. We’d also like to ask all of our friends to support the animal rescue groups in your area.