Brillo's Turbo K9 Training
I traveled a very difficult path to get to this point in my life. Not long ago, I was living on the streets alone, tired and very frightened. I was found and taken to animal control where I stayed for a while until it was necessary for me to be moved due to lack of space. That's when I was transferred to a shelter where I was offered a chance at a brighter tomorrow; including a forever family! Can you imagine? A family of my very own at last! I was overjoyed and uncontrollably excited!
Under the stress of changing to yet another shelter, I started to develop some behavioral issues that required training. The training I need is beyond the scope of what this new facility can offer.
Thankfully a miracle happened! They found me a proven and effective training program to help me work on my stuff. I'll be working 3-5 hours every day for 14 days and will be staying with my trainers during that time. Hopefully we will have time for walks in the park and a movie night or two! I am so excited to get started, but I need your help to raise the funds to allow me to do this! I just know that my forever and ever family is out there somewhere, and I can't wait to show them all that I've learned. They're going to be so proud of me!
I came to this place of help, hope and infinite possibilities and my friends here are all rooting for me.
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The news of the hour is that our beloved shelter dog Brillo's GO FUND ME campaign was a HUGE success, and we have managed to meet our monetary goal before our deadline!!! Which means that we kept our promise to the Humane Society of Livingston County, that Brillo's training would not be a financial burden to the organization itself. Not a single cent had to come from the shelter in order for us to get this boy the training he needed. Rather it was our amazing community, both far and wide, who made this miracle happen!!
Brillo is almost through his initial training intensive. We visited him on Monday and words cannot do justice...He is thriving with this guidance. His trainers at K-9 Turbo Training are amazing, and they call him "a gifted child". In many shelters, this boy would have been a "casualty", because of the lack of program development, vision, funding, etc.
The Humane Society of Livingston County is a place of help, hope and infinite possibilities! We have removed the word "can't" from our vocabulary and replaced it with "how can we?" It takes commitment, courage and vision, to "think outside the kennel". Brillo's journey is a testament to what is possible when an agency vows 100%, to filter everything through the mantra "is this in the best interest of the animals we serve"? Disguised as just a wire haired stray from downriver, Brillo has gifted us immeasurably. Stay tuned for his full story in our spring newsletter. A great big THANK YOU to all of you that contributed to Brillo’s training!!!