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, November 22, 2011

Daniel the Beagle Has a Loving Home

Remember this post about a dog who survived the gas chamber in Alabama?

Dogster has a great follow up story.

Joe Dwyer welcomes Daniel to the family home (Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger)

October 3 should have been Daniel’s last day alive. The Beagle was placed in an Alabama gas chamber with 16 other stray dogs and the attendant turned on the carbon monoxide pump and waited. When the killing was done, the door opened, and there were 16 dead dogs.

Daniel, however, walked out wagging his tail. He was sick, but alive.

11th Hour Rescue in New Jersey heard about his story and flew him to the Garden State. Daniel recovered and was adopted by Joe Dwyer and his family, who already have four dogs and are clearly wonderful dog people.

“It’s nothing short of a miracle,” Dwyer says. “Whatever higher power one believes in, God has chosen him to live.” Daniel was named for the biblical figure who survived his time in a lion’s den.

Thank you God, Joe Dwyer and family, and 11th Hour Rescue!