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Monday, December 17, 2007

Precious Friend at Precious Friends Needs Help

I got this e-mail at work from Precious Friends puppy rescue. They are the group on Kraft Street that works with the North Shore Animal League in New York, taking puppies and moving them north. They also care for some adult dogs who come to them as they can. Here is the story of Pugsley:

"Hi, My name is Pugsley. I'm a 2-year-old pug mix. A couple adopted me when I was a cute little adorable puppy. About a month ago the couple moved but for some reason I was left behind to fend for myself. I was running the neighborhood,scared and alone. One of the neighbors was feeding me. But with winter coming she knew I couldn't make it outside. Because when I was left behind I was left with a shattered hip bone.

"My neighbor called Precious Friends and they took me in. In the picture you see I'm wearing a red, white and blue bandanna. That's because Precious Friends calls me a little trooper. Even though I'm hurt and was abandoned, I love people and am very friendly, and I have lots of love to give.

"My Christmas wish is for a home, but first I need surgery to repair my hip. I wish for everyone to open their hearts and make a donation to Precious Friends to help pay for the $700 surgery I need. Remember the Christmas spirit. Being the trooper I am, I deserve this surgery and a good home. Besides, It's Christmas, a time for wishes and dreams to come true.

"I am going to go on and say thank you, because I know you are going to come through for me. Alot of people thinks Precious Friends is completely supported by North Shore Animal League America. Both places are limited no-kill shelters. North Shore only pays the expenses on the puppies sent to them. Any animals that come in with problems. Precious Friends has to pay with the help of donations from the public. They have payed for several surgeries and treated about 18 cases of heartworms this year.

"Since the troops at Fort Campbell left, we have taken in a lot of grown dogs to find homes for. This has really put stress on our budget. Sometimes the troops have no choice but to give up their pet. I figure the least thing we can do since they are fighting for America is to find homes for their pets.

"I have a really great idea. This year instead of buying wrapping paper, bows and cute little stickers for your gifts, wrap them in newspaper and brown bags and make your own decorations. You could donate the money you save to Precious Friends to help them save lives. And I know the people receiving the gifts won't mind. Your gift will be tax deductible. Go to our website and read about our program. Our address is 110 Red River St. Clarksville, TN 37040 Phone number 931-551-4407. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone."

I know many of us have been giving to so many animal causes this time of year, but this story touched me, as it reminds me of the story of Data, a border collie that was also abandoned with broken bones in the hip. He's now in his forever home with the family who owns Rock 'n Rocks downtown. I'd like for Pugsley to find the same happy ending. And after reading his story, I think maybe his name should be Trooper!

So if you can send Precious Friends any amount to help this sweet little guy, please do so! And the topic of military giving up their pets is a topic for another day. Like anyone else, no one should get a pet unless they plan to keep it for it's lifetime and not dump it on the community. Military members know they are subject to TDYs, deployments, etc. I know many wonderful military families who do what it takes to move there pets all over the world when they PCS. I also know that MANY do not and simply get rid of pets when it's time to go. But as I said, a topic I'll delve into more another day.

posted by Sandy at 12/17/2007 09:16:00 AM


Blogger B said...

Well, one more donation won't hurt--They can expect $25 from us. Bless his little Troopin heart.

Monday, December 17, 2007 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Poor baby!
I am going to sit down and tend some bills today so a perfect time to write another check. It is only money right? Couldn’t take it with me if I should die tomorrow!

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thats the spirit Skeeter girl! Think of that little thing running around playing after his little lame hip is fixed. Thats worth more than money anyway--I admit we couldn't eat that picture, but it's still worth more in the bigger picture of God and creation.
I know that Jesus healed the lame--and I know Pugsley is under his watchful eye and healing hand.

Monday, December 17, 2007 4:15:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Grrr, went to their website hoping they were set up to take PayPal....makes life so much easier. Anyway, I guess I'll have to send my donation snailmail. I'll be sure to make a notation that it is for Little Trooper's hip! I hope you can keep us updated Sandy.

Monday, December 17, 2007 5:13:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I showed one of my co-workers the blog and she immediately wrote down the address to send a donation! I work wiht some strange people, but I also work with some good ones too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:53:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Precious Friends aren't set up for PayPal? Shoot, that is what I use for almost everything so guess I'll have to do the snai mail thing too. Oh well long as that sweet boy gets the donations he needs that is what counts. I'd just like it to be right now!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Good Job Pam, Daisy and Skeeter! We may not make up the whole amount between us, but each step towards the goal will lead to the steps the little Trooper will be able to take with his fixed hip!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

You are all so generous! I have my check ready for the mail. This just goes to show how a group of people can really held and the power of the press and the power of the internet!

Maybe they don't know how to set up PayPal. If someone is interested, they can check with them about it and try to get them on board! I think they should get on Petfinder too! Maybe the Humane Society could send out an actionline asking for a volunteer interested in helping them do those things, IF they are interested?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh and B, I said in my card that we all think the dog's name should be Trooper!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Great idea, though he does look like a Pugsley-LOL

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

In my house he would be a Pugs! Saint likes pugs and if our situation were different, we might consider adopting him! Sniff... but I bet someone will give this cute little guy a home soon!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

He's just a little guy--he wouldn't take up much room. You could put him in your pocket when you go places. Hines could have a cousin!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

He's just a little guy--he wouldn't take up much room. You could put him in your pocket when you go places. Hines could have a cousin!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

No-i didn't stutter--I'm working Skeeters emotions --tee hee

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Not gonna work B...
I know it would not work out for us and I must say NO.... this time anyway... sniff sniff :(

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:24:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

SAndy, do we know anything on an update for Pugley?

Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:49:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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