A few years back I adopted a sweet beagle named Simone to Michael after he fell for her sweet beagle charm. Now with Michael's passing it has come to my attention that Simone and four of Michael's other beagles have been being kenneled since his death.
I have always believed that once you commit to rescuing a shelter dog you make a lifetime commitment making sure that dog is safe. Tomorrow we go pick up Simone - she will come back here and join us as one of the pack.
Through the years Michael assisted - was responsible for saving hundreds and hundreds of death row beagles from Georgia shelters. It would be simply tragic and heartwrenching if ANY of his personal companions ended up in a shelter because he couldn't save them.
It's equally tragic that his hounds are probably desparately looking for their Michael - who will not return. Dogs don't know about separation - they don't understand death - all they understand and expect is their master being their to comfort them - feed them and keep them safe. His hounds must be suffering dearly with his loss.
WE, the rescue community need to save Michael's hounds. We need to do this not only as a tribute to Michael - but also because it is the right thing to do. Michael's hounds - Simone - Lani - Towne - Rosie and Freckles deserve better.
Here's the rest of Michael's hounds
Lani was rescued from Douglas County Animal Control about four years ago. Lani is up-to-date on vaccinations, HW negative, and will come with clean teeth, as the veterinarian who is boarding her will clean her teeth prior to adoption.
Two years ago Lani had become paralyzed in her rear end, unable to walk and unable to get around without pulling herself around by her front legs.
Throughout Lani's ordeal, Michael doted on her, carrying her around and even building her a cart so she could walk on her own. Little by little, Lani improved, but it was slow. Then, at about the six months mark, Michael took her to the Blessing of the Animals at his church, and it was right after that that Michael put the cart away; Lani had begun walking around as if she had never been disabled. Michael, being a spiritual person, always believed it was time and prayers that made Lani well. Other's might suggest God worked his miracles through Michael's hands and heart - we'll never know - but what is known is Lani must be missing her Michael just terrible.
Can someone please step up and take this girl in?
|Townes - Call me handsome - |
Rosie needs a warm place to rest her head. She is house trained, UTD on her shots, H/W negative and super sweet. Please help this girl out.
Not much is known about Freckles except that Michael loved him dearly too. He is neutered, UTD on all his shots, house trained and desparately needs
someone to fill the void Michael's passing has left.
Dr. Laura Alston, has physical custody of Michael's beagles, and has asked for help in finding homes for them. If you are interested or know of anyone who is interested in adopting one of the beagles, please contact Dr. Alston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Alston has two veterinary clinics. One is South Hall Veterinary Hospital, 3640 Mundy Mill Rd, Suite 178 Gainesville GA. 30504 Tel: (770) 532-4449; Fax: (770) 535-2773; the other is Ark Veterinary Hospital in Buford. The beagles are going to be listed individually on Petfinder, and Dr. Alston and Nancy will be screening potential adopters.
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