Ask any homeless dog what they want for Christmas and it’s a safe bet to guess that ALL of them would wish for a loving, forever home. This letter hit our inbox about two homeless Cocker Spaniels. WARNING: There is nothing graphic in neither in this post nor any disturbing photos. We are, however, giving Fidose of Reality readers the opportunity to win a basket of goodies for taking the time to check this tale out:
OBG (Oldies but Goodies Cocker Rescue) has been contacted by a woman who sadly has to re-home both her 3-year-old blind cocker spaniel, Brady, and her 5-year-old cocker spaniel, Bella. She and her four children are completely devastated knowing they have to give up their dogs, but they have no choice. Her husband left her and her children without any money. Now they are losing their home and they have to move in with family that will not allow them to bring their dogs. We can’t solve all their problems, but if we are able to save Brady and Bella at least we can give them some peace of mind knowing their dogs will be safe and loved.
My wife and I co-founded Wigglebutt Warriors with the mission: “Crusading to save dogs’ lives.” Fellow pet blogger and animal rescuer, Christina Lee of Deaf Dogs Rock, was kind enough to share the news of these dogs with me. You see, Wigglebutt Warriors does more than a yearly gala. There are things going on behind the scenes, wheels in motion that help dogs, and now and again, a special moment happens that is really worth blogging about. It is our hope that the forward motion of one person will inspire others to do the same, especially at this giving time of year.
Long Story Short
After asking my contacts at OBG Cocker Rescue if they could intervene, I was told they would consider it. Putting a dog into foster care is difficult, especially around the holidays. Putting two dogs into foster care who have special needs at a busy time of year is even harder.
Love and Faith of the Season
I know there are good people out there who outweigh the haters, and those are the people who give me hope.
Christina Lee agreed to donate to OBG and I agreed to help get the word out.
Sometimes a Miracle Happens
On December 5th, this note hit my inbox from OBG’s President, “I have exciting news! Not only have we found foster homes for both dogs, but the potential foster for Brady will probably end up adopting him! He is a prior OBG adopter. His dog was blind in his later years and died a little over a month ago. He and his wife feel like it is fate that Brady is looking for a home and now they can adopt a blind dog in his honor. I did some checking and the people who worked with this couple before cannot say enough great things about them. “
Two Things You Can Do
In the spirit of the season, if you can afford to send $5 or $10 to OBG Cocker Rescue, they’d be over the moon. The dollars will be spent for medicine, care, veterinary expenses, wellness and treatment for any conditions they have.
Second, our friends at the ASPCA have some fab gift ideas that you can make and/or give to your own dog or a dog in need, like Brady and Bella. You can click here to read the ASPCA gift ideas, which are really fun and practical.
Consider getting gifts that give back from the ASPCA Online Store, such as:
There are also many great gift options for pet lovers that make a difference in the lives of animals in need like, including:
Well entering is easy and fun. There is no cost to enter and anyone in the U.S. and Canada is welcome to partake.
Part One: If you want to donate to OBG Cocker Rescue, click here.
Part Two: If you want to enter the giveaway for a prize pack of goodies from the ASPCA, please enter below: (Official Rules Here)
Must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. and Canada only, please.
AND THE WINNER IS AMLEE ROUNDFIELD – THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!