Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rescuers Desperately Needed!

One of my favorite blogs to follow is The Biggest Loser: Canine. It's a wonderful and heart-warming blog about the rescue of a beautiful, two-year old yellow English lab who was being used as a back-yard breeder. (first photo is BEFORE) Even though a mere two-years of age, she was grossly overweight and had a myriad of health problems and the neglect which was obviously heaped upon her was glaringly obvious. Through the blog, you are able to watch, almost daily, as Lara finds her way back to good health and youth through the loving efforts of her new foster home and through the efforts of the loving professionals that have taken an interest in her.

(Lara AFTER) The problem is, there are more animals out there than there are willing rescuers. There are so many who are willing to give a hearty "Way to go!" to those who spend their time and resources for a needy friend such as Lara, but so few who are willing to do much more. I have been guilty of this myself.

I think it's time to actually do something...even if it's just donate a little money to worthy organizations who do have the time to give to our needy animal friends.

To quote the blog itself:

"Happy endings like these are few and far between.

Only a handful of animals can be helped unless the general public is willing to get involved.

If you want to be part of the solution you can do so in several ways: fostering, adopting, donating money, public relations, fund raising and screening/placing prospective foster and adoptive families.

Look for shelters and rescue centers in your hometown. You'll be surprised at the need that exists!

If you have time, go check out The Biggest Loser: Canine. You will certainly be blessed by Lara's wonderful rescue story.

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