Abandoned on the side of a road in rural Utah, Sadee was saved by a series of kind strangers.
The 9-year-old Pit-mix was exhausted and dehydrated when a driver decided to stop, pick her up and take her to a rural animal shelter. For 20 days, a volunteer fed and watered her in the small shelter where she was, at the time, the only dog. She contacted CAWS - Community Animal Welfare Society - where I just happen to be a volunteer. And when one of our coordinators shared Sadee's pictures and a video of her hobbling around the dusty shelter, I couldn't resist.
There was some discussion about whether or not she was 'adoptable', but never any hesitation about whether or not she was worth saving. She had medical issues that needed to be dealt with, including the removal of an eye that had become infected when an ulcer wasn't treated. She'd obviously had puppies, and she had some pain that would likely require lifetime medication to manage it. Within two weeks of having her, she went from a dog that looked like she was in her last moments to a happy, loving pup who followed her foster everywhere. She even delighted in the addition of puppies to the foster home, where she cuddled and groomed the motherless youngsters.
Miraculously, a young couple saw her on the CAWS website and decided to meet her. A day later, they adopted her. She is adjusting to life in her very own home, where all that's required of her is to love and be loved.
Dogs like Sadee are the reason I'm asking for your help. I hate fundraising - with a passion. But I understand it is the only way organizations like CAWS can help pups like Sadee.
This year, I’m participating in Strut Your Mutt, a fundraising walk hosted by Best Friends that saves the lives of homeless pets right here in my community and all across the country. We're trying to raise as much money as possible in the next 72 hours.
Please support these animals, some of whom are just starting out and some of whom are in their last few weeks, by making a donation to my page. Your financial support helps all of the non-profits who have created an impressive network of support for local shelters and pet owners. WE NEED EVERY PENNY! You cannot believe how much these rescues can do with just a few dollars.
This cause means so much to me and I am grateful for your help. Every day, more than 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. There is no doubt in my mind that if Sadee hadn't encountered the people she did, when she did, she wouldn't be in her new home with her adoring new owners.
Alone we can't do much more than be good pet owners to a few loving animals. But together, we can save them all. On behalf of the foster dogs and cats who rely on the kindness of strangers - Thank you for your support!