Lori Williams

Inspiration

 

As many of you know I have been volunteering at RESCUE for over 9 years. RESCUE is a registered non-profit, no kill organization. We are a volunteer driven organization with only one paid employee, and over 300 volunteers. 

I am so proud to be a part of this organization. We have been doing this for over 20 years, and we will continue to do so as long as we are needed. We can only hope that one day our services won’t be needed, but until then we need your help.

I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of two RESCUE animals. Fritz (cat) has been with me for over 7 years, and Amelia has been in our family for 6. These two sweet souls were tossed to the side to die at a kill shelter after being with a family for 8 years.

When we first rescued Fritz he was so sad, and his little spirit seemed broken. Who can blame him after being dumped to die. He quickly turned it around and became one of the most loved RESCUE cats (I might be being bias) in my 9 year history. After 9 months at our NO KILL shelter I decided he needed to come live with me. From day one he knew he was home (see the first picture) and would not ever feel un-loved again. He turned 17 (this is what we think anyway, since we don’t know his real DOB.) this year and I look forward to many more years with my little cartoon eyes.

As for Amelia, well her story is similar except when we rescued her she was so sick we weren’t sure she was even going to make it. She was 8 (again we think) wasn’t spay, infection in her uterus, valley fever, and it took four baths to get the dirt, urine, and feces off of her. She was so broken and so scared that day she didn’t hardly move while I sat with her in the room at the pound. She weighed 28lbs (she is a Wheaton Terrier and should weigh 35-40), and you could see her ribs. As the weeks and months went on the meds helped, and she was moved into a foster home. She continued to get better, but she was so scared of men and noises that we weren’t sure how she was going to do in a forever home. When she finally got healthy enough to put her up for adoption there was no shortage on applications for her. We thought we had found the perfect home for her, but it didn’t turn out and she was returned. Once she was returned I started spending time with her on weekends, and bringing her home to hang out. I fell more and more in love with this little girl, but wasn’t in a position to adopt her. Once again we found what we thought was the perfect home, but again it didn’t work out and she was returned. Once I heard that I just knew that I wanted to step in and make her a part of our family. When she jumped out of the van she greeted me with wiggle butt, and I knew then she was going to be mine. She has learned to trust again, and has become the dog she deserves to be.

Both of these animals are just two of over 11,000 stories that RESCUE could tell. We do this day in and day out for these exact reasons. These animals deserve a chance at a wonderful life, and we are doing our best to give them that, but WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT. Please help us to continue on this mission until we no longer have to.  Please consider donating to our cause. No amount is too small or too big. If you are unable to donate could you please share this with your friends.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. Your donation is 100% tax deductable. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

 

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