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!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thank You God, for Patrick's Recovery. Help Us To Remember The Other Dogs in Need.

A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him as he recovers at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. Kisha Curtis, 27, of Newark, pleaded not guilty to animal abuse charges. Authorities believe Curtis tied the dog to a railing in her Newark apartment building and left the state for more than a week. Letters and donations have poured in from the around the world in support of Patrick.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans) has the story.

(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Remember, there are many other dogs who suffer Patrick's fate each day, and they don't end as well as his story, hard as that has been. Not taking away from the little guy, but please direct your generosity to some other dogs in need. Here are a few rescues who take in "Patricks" on a daily basis:
Noah's Ark Rescue
Pet Rescue
Picasso Veterinary Fund
Eyes of An Angel
Angels Among Us