Urgent – two beautiful souls will die in the morning. Beautiful, healthy, deserving dogs who have done nothing to deserve death.
Did this catch your eye?
Are you poised and ready to cross post to all of your dog rescue networks?
This isn’t a real plea – it could be – there aren’t two dogs dying tomorrow, there are thousands. But that is not the point of this story.
People can be simply amazing when it comes to pleading for a life. When death is lurking around the corner, everyone springs into action to be a rescue hero.
Which is great!
But, as soon as those lives are saved – as soon as a rescue organization answers that plea for life-saving assistance – the networking DIES.
Case in point – Gentle Ben and Gavin.
When these two dogs were captured in a sad photo at a high kill shelter – thousands sprang into action.
Literally thousands of people were pleading for these gentle, beautiful, deserving dogs to be saved.
And they were.
Rugaz Rescue took both dogs in – they saved their life.
Today, when a story was written about their need for a real home – for an adoption to take place… eerie silence.
Left on the story just a few comments – very few likes (there should be hundreds of likes – after all, it is a happy story).
But this is always the same story.
Dog is safe – networking dies.
Everyone must realize that in order for the thousands of rescues to take in the thousands of dogs in need – those who are currently in foster care MUST BE adopted out.
A full rescue means a rescue with limited ability to help.
Every rescue that is too full to take in a death row dog means another death.
Gavin and Gentle Ben are every bit as wonderful and deserving today as they were when they were on death row.
They need to be networked just as heavily today as they were back then – there are other “urgents” who need this rescue.
To those of you who do share the stories – even for the “safe dogs – thank you. To everyone else that only networks when a life is on the line – please try harder.
Lives are always on the line – especially when rescue resources are tapped out.
If you would like to continue receiving dog-related articles, including the latest news, tips and advice, please click the Subscribe Icon. It’s free and anonymous. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing this story with others.
Story ideas can be shared at [email protected]
Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook!
To view all recent articles, simply click “Penny Eims” highlighted in blue at the top of this article – a full listing of articles will be shown