My Journey Into Rescue — It Started With A Fluff Ball!

My journey into rescue started with a one pound fluff ball. Whereas working one among my first jobs in my hometown, a guinea pig was surrendered from a hoarding state of affairs. Her outlook was grim and several other vets stated she wouldn’t dwell quite a lot of months. She lived a phenomenal 4 years and 6 months (time full of piggy playdates, birthday events, and veggie buffets) which I attribute to her resilience.

Over time I’ve fostered rodents who’ve been neglected and uncared for on account of their breed, species, or stigma towards them. In every occasion, I’ve been amazed by their tenacity and touched by the relationships I’ve had the privilege of forming with them.

Earlier than shifting to Virginia, I labored in a veterinary clinic in California that functioned as the first emergency clinic for the whole lot of my very rural county. My expertise there was very rewarding as I had the chance to assist and heal animals whereas witnessing the energy of the human-animal bond. In distinction, I additionally witnessed the shortage of animal safety by way of pet possession and animal care requirements. After leaving, I made a decision that I wished to give attention to the basis of the issue by selling and offering assets encouraging accountable pet possession.

One of many issues I love most about Fortunate Canine is our volunteers’ and staffs’ diligence to make sure no animal should endure the identical state of affairs they have been rescued from when discovering their adopters. Being a foster based mostly rescue makes an unimaginable distinction within the adoption of canine and cats as a result of it provides a clearer image of what every animal will likely be like in a house whereas concurrently permitting our canine and cats to regulate to a lifetime of love, endurance, and kindness.

On daily basis I’m lucky to study from our foster animals. Their potential to resist, adapt to, and get better from adversity by no means ceases to amaze me. Having the capability to bounce again, proceed to operate successfully regardless of dealing with hardships, and maintain onto hope are core practices I try and emulate in my very own life to make me a greater pal, particular person, and animal advocate.

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