Animal Rescuers Friend – ARF – Pet Lover Decals

Animal Rescuers Friend – ARF – Pet Lover Decals

 

 

Paw it Forward

In April 2014, I became involved with dog rescue as a volunteer transport driver, and became more aware of the challenges shelters and rescues face every day. And I mean EVERY DAY! Rescue does not take a day off, does not close for holidays, does not take a vacation – it’s 24/7 nonstop. Abuse, neglect, homelessness happens all day every day. The time, energy, and passion these volunteers expend to save lives (whether it’s one life or 100) never ceases to amaze me. And yes, I said volunteer. Most of the people involved in rescue do not get paid. In fact, most have jobs and do this on the side! Most shelters and rescues operate on a shoestring budget (usually in debt), relying on donations from other compassionate, kindhearted folks. Their level of dedication and commitment to this life-saving effort is undeniable. As the saying goes, it takes a village, and truly it does. No one does this alone. It is a coordinated effort of rescues, shelters, volunteers, fosters, transporters, donors, adopters, networkers and educators. To see it in action is to witness a miracle of the heart.