Sacramento, CA – Dogs aren’t the only “urgents” to be had. Frequently, in this tough economy, it is the rescuer who is in urgent need of assistance.
The story about the rescue in Hoboken, GA which was struggling with too many dogs and not enough resources touched many people.
Though some individuals were critical of the rescue, the majority were empathetic. Most understand that rescue is incredibly hard.
Many people who took the time to leave a comment voiced their own stories of struggle – one woman wrote to me directly her own plea for help.
Laurel Ashley has been independently rescuing dogs for decades. Through the years, she would take in dogs – provide them with vetting, training and then find them loving homes.
Throughout the past, she has been able to sustain herself; able to offer help to others and seldom asking for help.
But things have changed and she is desperate.
Ashley has been struggling with health issues, and for the past year, she has been living off of savings.
Between her own failing health and a bank account which has dwindled to nothing, she is no longer able to continue on.
Things are serious enough that she worries that she can no longer provide food to those who are within her care.
She has been reaching out to others in the rescue community for the past year – hoping to move the dogs from her rescue – but she has been unsuccessful and she cannot continue on for much longer.
It is time to lend a compassionate rescuer a hand. Laurel Ashley has been providing for society’s cast-offs for over 40 years.
She has been loving and caring for dogs that would have otherwise died.
She needs help.
The following are dogs which need to be removed to either another rescue, or to a forever home, as soon as possible:
- Bella – Gorgeous Presa Canario: big, beautiful, well-behaved. Good with dogs in the house, but best as only dog
- Betsy-40 lbs, formerly abused, but happy and healthy today. Loves everyone – playful, cuddly and well behaved
- Bunny-Super soft love bug. Am Bulldog/Spaniel mix – victim of the economy. Adores people – no cats – some dogs
- Toby-Former deathrow dog. Came to rescue incredibly fearful. Has been with Laurel for over a year and is improving. Learning to play, but needs help with continued socialization/training due to his fear issues.
Please help this struggling rescuer (like, comment, share – cross post to rescue organizations)
The need is urgent. She recently was admitted to the hospital for several days and had no one to care for the dogs.
As a result, she had to hire a pet sitter – using funds that she did not have. Please don’t wait – she needs assistance right now.
Anyone who can help, or who has questions about the dogs, is asked to email [email protected] .
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