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Today, on Thanksgiving, we are thankful not only for the blessings we receive, but for the opportunities we are given to bless others in need. We wanted to share with you an amazing story that has been playing out over the last few months:
There are certain events in life where the pieces fall into place in just such an incredible way that all you can say is, “It’s a God thing!”
On Labor Day weekend, one of our foster parents reached out to a staff member because she had just been contacted by someone in Marlin to see if she could help with a group of “starving” animals who appeared to have been abandoned (in closed crates) under a bridge. Sadly, for those of us in rescue, this scenario is not uncommon…
The staff member, along with a couple of other local rescuers, headed out to the bridge the next day, expecting to find a number of animals near death. What they found instead was amazing! Ann, an Army veteran, had lost her home and could not find a place to rent that would allow her to have her seven dogs and six cats - so she set up camp under the bridge with them, rather than abandoning them. She had been in town buying supplies when the person who reported the camp had been in the area. The pets were actually in good shape, with three of the dogs and four of the cats being over ten years old!
Quickly, plans were made to get help for the lot of them. Two of the younger dogs were able to be adopted out through the Humane Society, and another one was able to get vetted. A local Facebook group, Central Texas Lost & Found Pets, was instrumental in getting much-needed supplies out for the lady and her remaining pets, and the hunt was on for new accommodations.
And then came Patricia – the Hurricane, that is. Several group members drove out to help weather-proof the campsite and move it to slightly higher ground, but the rain kept coming down, and this little family was right at the Brazos River. On Friday, October 23rd, a plea went out for prayers to keep them safe, and unbelievably, another local rescue family responded that they had a spare room for the weekend. After work, with Flash Flood Warnings in effect, a small caravan set out to rescue the whole lot of them. Ann and her dogs took the spare room, and the six cats were split between local families. On Saturday, the miracles kept coming: Ann was offered a small cabin to stay in while she gets back on her feet. Sunday, when the group went back to the campsite, the ENTIRE area was under water. The rescue happened just in the nick of time!
Ann had been looking for new homes for most of the cats, and with no room in the cabin for the cats and dogs to coexist, she has asked local rescuers to help find homes for the ones we can. Tush, a four-year-old, ginger tabby with a stub tale, is now at Fuzzy Friends waiting for a new family! We’re pretty sure he won’t be waiting long – Tush has never met a stranger and is comfortable around both other cats and dogs. His favorite pastime is to jump in your lap, place a paw on each shoulder, and nuzzle your cheeks. Tush will be neutered next Monday, and can go home right after that!
It is by the grace of God and a wonderfully supportive community that we are able to help animals in need like Tush. When you donate to Fuzzy Friends, you enable us to help those who are most in need. Like Tush, many of the animals who come to us are in need of even basic vetting – and your gifts give us the means to provide that and more, to make sure they all get the best possible chance at a new life. As you enjoy Thanksgiving with your families, and the shopping frenzy that follows on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we hope you will join us for #GivingTuesday - no donation amount is too small to help make a difference. Go to tinyurl.com/FFRDonate to give an animal the gift of life this season. ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE: Intake Sponsors found! Thank you all so much! The dogs are here at Fuzzy Friends and unfortunately, the older one, in addition to having a skin problem, is cryptorchid (making a neuter much more difficult) AND has severe dental disease. Our vet is estimating the total cost to get him ready for adoption will be between $500-$600 dollars, so we are still a little short of being able to fund his vetting.
Facebook friends! We need your help! These two boys were surrendered to the city shelter by their owner. The shelter is completely full, and we want to help by pulling this pair, but we need your support to do so. Each dog needs a Pet Intake Sponsor - that's just a $45 donation for each dog to help cover their initial vetting. We actually need to raise a little more for one, he has a skin condition that needs to be checked by the vet.
To become an Intake Sponsor, and help us save some lives today, please go to tinyurl.com/FFRDonate . ... See MoreSee Less
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