8 new beginnings. . .
One thousand miles to nowhere but a better life… That's where I’ve been. I feel like all I’ve done is drive this week, but sometimes that is necessary. Recently, we were asked by Pawsibilities Rescue to assist in a hoarding rescue. We agreed as long as we could find fosters to help us out!
We took 8 of roughly 25 Lil’ Loveys that came from the Florida panhandle to safety. Three Pekingese, two Chi’s, a Silky, a Maltipoo, and a Peekapoo were loaded into our van and driven to Orlando to begin a new life. They were a filthy, matted, stinky mess but as I started driving I looked into the back of the van to check on them, and all I saw were smiling faces looking back. These 8 lucky lil’ loveys knew that something better was in their future.
Lilly's arrival . . .
What a week! The shelters are full and owner surrenders are at an all time high. There just aren’t enough homes for these lil’ loveys, and rescues are working overtime to save lives.
Last week we pulled a senior chow mix from the local shelter who has loyalty towards humans that I wish I had! Lilly had a home where she was loved, but one day her world turned upside down. Her owner went away to jail. The owner's girlfriend didn’t want to care for Lilly, so she kicked Lilly out of the house. Lilly, who is deaf and mostly blind, didn’t understand what was happening, and she hung around her yard. The yard that she grew up in and was familiar to her. She waited and waited for her owner to come back, but he never came home.
Lilly was outside without shelter, food, or water. She waited in the rain, heat, and dark. Some neighbors saw what was happening and started leaving her food and water. Lilly was so scared she barked anytime anyone got close to her. Finally, after much persuasion from neighbors, Lilly was surrendered to the local shelter.
Lilly was a mess when I met her. She had thick mats of fur all over her body. She was filthy and stinky. Lilly is 7 years old, both sight and hearing impaired, recovering from a double ear infection, and skin infection. She’s a sweet senior that is grateful now to have a safe, comfy place to rest her head. She loves long walks and time with her foster momma. Just watching her makes my heart smile. Lilly will be available for adoption soon! If you are interested in adopting Lilly, please fill out an adoption application.
Cheri is the founder and Chairman of LoveyLoaves Special Needs Dog Rescue.