Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sydney From South Carolina

I mentioned in a post about Patrick the other day that each day there are other dogs in his condition that haven't gotten as much press. I'm not complaining about his press or his attention - I've certainly been posting about him all week. I just want to bring other dogs to the fore.

One rescue that cares for dogs like Patrick is Noah's Ark Rescue. I've posted about them before but just got this story in the mail. Each week they take another Patrick in. Sad that there is always another dog that has suffered near-death just becaus humans cannot take proper care of their pets.

GREENWOOD, SC......Sydney is an adorable 9 month old pit mix that only weighs 19 lbs. Police were chasing a suspect in the Greenwood, SC area when he ran into a house. They ran into the same house and what they found behind a closed door was sweet, adorable SYDNEY. She was almost starved to death. She had no food or water. The conditions in the room were despicable. The floor was covered with feces and urine. This gentle little dog had been living in these conditions for quite some time. If the police had not happened to have been going after this individual, we would be telling you a different story. They immediately stopped their search to get Sydney out of her horrible situation and to the shelter in the area. She has been there while the criminal investigation has ben going on. The person was convicted of animal cruelty along with other charges and is in jail and should be there for a while. This adorable little dog has only gained two pounds since she was rescued. She is terribly underweight and will need lots of medical care to get her system back to normal. We are having to run extensive tests to make sure she does not have any other medical issues we might be missing. She has had an upper respiratory infection for some time that has her terribly sick right now. That is causing her to not eat very much because she feels so bad.

Abandoning animals without any means of taking care of themselves is becoming an epidemic in this country. Every day we see another case of animal cruelty where the animal was starved to death. Sydney was lucky. If you or anyone you know is having difficulty feeding an animal or taking care of them properly, please contact the shelter in your area and ask for HELP. Do not leave an animal to die a terrible death this way.
While Sydney is not quite as bad-looking physically, she will need a good deal of care to bring her to full recovery. Please do what you can to help.

Each and every gift is an affirmation of caring towards animals like this, so amount is really not as important as donating. Do what you can.

Noah's Ark Rescue is 100% funded by your donations. Without you, we could not help all the animals we do. We are the last ray of hope for the animals we rescue. We take in those that society has forgotten. All of your donations go to this cause. We are volunteers and do not take any funds for our service. Our reward is seen in the eyes of the animals we help. Please, help us help them, by donating. All donations are tax deductible.

Noah’s Arks Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit.