Animal Rescue Efforts
I'm currently caring for (as of Jan, 2019) 18 animals after many months of failed attempts to find whatever previous owner might have existed. I expect more will find their way here, although, I know other rural residents have this happen, too.
Finally, I will not foster any indifference and cruelty to these animals that others sometimes suggest or practice. And as long as I can, I will not ignore their needs. My hope is that one day someone will become their family. Until then, I am their family and this is my GoFundMe effort to help with food and increasing vet bills.
Relationships grow, especially since I've given all of them names. Each of them has their own personality, likes and dislikes. They all have their own unique voices, as well. I can hear their voices and know who is making the sound.
I started rescuing after I finished my bach. degree in college. I found 2 small puppies on the side of the road in rural Texas. My car pulled over and I caught them both - no houses around - no one I asked claimed them. One soon passed away, but Sobig, the other one, was with me for almost 16 years. Sobig became famous at my graduate school, because I took her to school with me from time to time. She was the only one with me for all her years, so I do know what it's like. I can't yet find a digital photo of her, but I hope to post one when I can find one.
(The photo below is of "Miracle" - so named because as a kitten, she disappeared for 36 hours. With coyotes and foxes nearby, I prayed asking for a miracle in finding her and she appeared within 60 seconds.)
So many of you have been extremely helpful, which is why I always consider this effort to be a team effort and not an individual's effort. I am not able to offer the cats and dogs what I do on the team, without your being a part of the team, as well. Thank you from my heart to yours, and God bless you very much.