This pretty girl was taken in as a puppy by neighbors across the street from us. She was bred when she was less than a year old, and had a couple of litters. The recent litter consisted of 8. Most were sold. Another neighbor next door to her was feeding by throwing food across the fence. The food and water bowl you see there was never full. 3 of her puppies died in the backyard around her, and being tethered, she could not reach them. It was a horrific, horrific time. We called ACS and they came out twice. The people in the house put the puppies in a duffle bag and threw them in the trash. I could go on and on. Anyway, miraculously and thankfully, she chewed through the line that restricted her and she came running over to our house dragging the gnawed thru line. We took her to a friend of mine, who lovingly took care of her until she was adopted by a young veterinarian student. I named her Liberty, because her escape was on July 4th, and she gained her freedom herself! Beautiful Girl:) **This is a copy of my post on the THLN Facebook page. Please go there now to see pictures! Thank you! Susan~
Mainly, I feel a compelling and acute responsibility to make a real difference in the lives of all animals. We can always improve our existing standards with animals, and fiercely move forward to conquer, change and ascend into new ones.
I have acted on the need to intervene where necessary and have done so on what I feel is such a small scale. Although, ultimately the difference lies in the laws we establish, situate and abide by. I firmly believe the violators of these laws, or anyone that mistreats or abuses any animal, should face the backlash of their actions.
We all share the same planet, we all have a right to life . All animals should be respected, admired and appreciated for their beautiful lives. They are the innocent and marvelous creatures that surround us, and we all should be appreciative and acknowledge that. We have to share a limited space and that takes thoughtful consideration for their value to us.
We can offer the compassion and the physical help when in detriment that wounded or abused animals need to co-exist peacefully for our mutual benefit.
And mostly, since we have a voice, I feel it is our responsibility to use our voice and our abilities to protect each and every one of them from harm, neglect, abuse or violence.