Animal abuse. Animal neglect. It’s been in the news quite a bit lately, and in the spirit of Patrick, and the movement that has ensued since he was found, this week’s video is continuing to spread the message.
Patrick’s Impact features some incredible rescues who not only go out of their way to save dogs, but provide life saving treatment to those that have fallen victim to neglect and abuse. You can find out more about the dogs that are featured in the video, as well as these organizations, by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page. Their names have also been added to the Love Adds Up page for those who may be interested in purchasing a sticker or magnet to support the wonderful work that they do.
Also as I write this, Rainbow, one of the beautiful dogs featured in Patrick’s Impact, is in urgent need of being rescued. She isn’t sick, just has the sad misfortune of being tied to a pole, and left behind in front of the Animal Care & Control Manhattan shelter in New York City. I have a difficult time wrapping my head around this too. It saddens me to know that there are people that lack the compassion and empathy for any living thing that depends on us for its survival. They discard animals, as easily as they throw away a piece of trash, seemingly without a care or concern for their well being. By the time many of you read this, or unless someone steps up to save her, she will have already reached the limit of time that she has been allowed at the shelter. My heart aches for a dog I don’t know, and the many others who share her same fate.
The fabulous rescues featured this week:
Shelter Pet Network – HOPE
Noah’s Arks Rescue – CAROLINE & MILEY
Stray Rescue of St. Louis – PEARSON & STRACKS
American Bulldog Rescue – CANOLLI
Wynne Friends of Animals – LUCY & DESI
Animal Care & Control – Manhattan Shelter – RAINBOW