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Old 11-12-2011, 12:25 PM
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I don't operate an actual shelter or anything, but my partner has dedicated the last ten years of her life rescuing cats, dogs and anyone that needs it. Monica has never gone looking for animals, it just seems that people who know her know that she loves them and is great with them and has a nice big house with a nice big yard. Monica has received over 20 dogs and cats in need, and each one gets cleaned up, brought to health, taught basic obedience and has a happy, comfortable place to stay until, using her network of friends and family, she finds the perfect home. The numbers of animals are not huge because of the care and effort she puts into the plight of each animal. We have three forever dogs, one very special one named Bello. Bello is a heeler cross Monica found wandering in an industrial area when he was just a puppy. The area is close to the river, so he and his siblings were likely left there or drowned (unfortunately we live in a remote area with a lot of poverty so spaying and neutering pets is not a priority). He is connected to Monica on a level I can't even describe. He knows what she is thinking and intuitively understands the purpose of so many pets coming in and out of his home. Despite his size, he is incredibly gentle with small animals, especially babies. Most of the rescue pets who have no previous training learn tricks and good behavior by watching Bello, who makes it look so easy He is also a soft, comforting guy to cuddle the pets who are too scared of humans to get cuddles from us the first little while. Since I have been with Monica, I have learned how rewarding it is to provide care, comfort and a better life to an animal who needs it, and eventually, a terrific pet for someone who is trustworthy and kind. It's not always fun or easy and is often expensive and time consuming but rewarding beyond measure. They day I saw the first dog I helped her rehab (a lovely rottie cross who was the victim of a tail and ear cropping gone horribly wrong by a farmer who did it himself) drive away with her brand new family, ready to trust and be loved, I knew this was MY forever family. Each new face is a new adventure and a new chance to connect beautiful pets with beautiful people
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:37 PM
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That's a lovely story, you are a great person !

There is nothing more difficult, rewarding, or noble than helping an animal in need. To help an animal who has nowhere to turn is nothing short of heroic.

Thanks for all you do, and thanks for posting your story.
It's certainly made my day !
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:52 PM
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Heart-touching story. Welcome!
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You and Monica sound like very special people. Welcome!
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:25 PM
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What a lovely story! Helping animals in need is such a wonderful thing to do. You are both angels. Thank you so much for sharing.
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What a beautiful story. It takes a special person to prepare a dog for rehoming. I could not do it. I fall in love with ever one and could not let them go.LOL My partner and I have two chihuahua's Gandalf is 6.3# and Tinkerbelle is 3.2#. They are my heart. I got a call last night from a dear friend in La that is looking for a young, male Chihuahua to rescue. Both of my little dolls are rescue's. She has one chihuahua and lost her last chihuahua about a year ago, to old age. She so misses having two Chi's. and her other chi is so lonesome, that she has decided it is time. I am going to send her some links, rather than me trying to rescue for her. I would want to keep him. (Pam would kill me,she is a Ridgeback lover_I have been in contact with OK chi rescues and TX chi rescues. She lives in LA and is willing to drive to pick him up. I rather she looks at pictures and find one that takes her heart, like mine did for me. Keep up the great work. Pam, my partner and I will be praying for you and Monica. and hope you have many many great outcomes. Feel free to holler at me any time.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:20 PM
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Thank you everyone for the lovely words welcome

I thought at first that it would be hard to give someone so much love (because it takes a LOT) and bond with them and then give them to somebody else to love, but anybody who does it one time and finds a great fitting, safe, loving home can tell you there just isn't any sadness in it. I think when you go in knowing that if you can get this dog a second chance somewhere else, then you can also give a second (or third, like Herman) chance to the next one, because there are so many next ones.

When I'm done my degree, we would like to have foster children too one day, because where the rescue pets are just as much mine as Monica's, they are fulfilling her purpose and her passion. Fostering kids would be fulfilling mine

Thanks again for the welcome
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Thank you for sharing your story. It makes me happy to know there are people like you in this world willing to help animals in need. What a kind and wonderful person you are.
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