I understand a young woman had the idea for the adopt-athon and I couldn’t be happier. I believe they had over 30 shelters and rescue groups in one place at one time, and more dogs than I could count. (there was even a pony there!)
I went to help Katie, but I did take the Chi’s from the hoarding case. They were not exactly thrilled about the whole situation, but they were happy to be held even by strangers, as they were not to happy about being in the puppy pen. lol (They are just a bit spoiled now!)
And stood out they did! The Tutu’s were a big hit with the other rescue people and for the dogs who didn’t mind them, they were walked with them on…….they were just fun and made everyone smile.
The event was a success, the Hope clinic who put it on said it will be an annual event and for me personally it was nothing short of a miracle because “Mama Dog”, my rescue from the abuse case last year was adopted. She had been in Foster between me and Laura C, for a year.
The night before the event a neighbor knocked on Katie’s door, he had two puppies with him. He had been driving down HWY 24 and saw the man in front of him slow down just enough to throw two dark objects out the window of a moving car. He slowed to see what it was….
Some idiot had thrown them out like trash along a busy Highway. (This is where I always say “I like my dogs better than most humans”, but you guys already know that.) They survived and Katie took them to the event so maybe someone would meet them and fall in love with them.
They were a big hit with the little ones at the event, and soaked up all of the attention. Even from the wee little ones who wanted to meet a puppy for the first time.
I’m so thankful for all of the people who work tirelessly to save “thrown away” animals lives, and thankful to the people who are open and willing to give a little furry creature a second chance at life.
See you next year Hope! 🙂