This afternoon, I got a call about a female pug who had been put into a cardboard box and taped shut and left outside the front gates of a local shelter in the rain. The shelter is closed on weekends... On the box was a note from the owners. It mentioned her name, how she had been diagnosed with "red mange" and they didn't have the money to treat her. They made the (bad) decision to put her in a box and tape it closed and leave her outside the front gates of the shelter in the hopes that someone else could help her. She stresses in the note that she's sure this girl is suffering and is dying and doesn't want her daughter to wake up to a dead pug. Then drove off.
Every emotion flooded my body. Hurt quickly turned to anger. I had to force myself to see past the red and focus on the healing that this baby needs. I ask that you do the same. It's too easy to focus on the anger.
Thank you to Susan for letting us help, Teresa for calling me, Tina for picking her up and meeting Jeremy and Barbara and to those of you who have already sent donations for her care. This baby deserves the world. Her life begins tonight!
Marianne B is getting her a safe place set up at the plantation in quarantine. I will keep you all posted.