Saturday, May 8

A Lovely Profile from the NYT "One in 8 Million" Series

An excellent sound/photo profile of just one person in New York City.  She's a rescuer.

Here's one of our rescued:

Deluca's young owner has been overwhelmed since her husband deployed, and she has been tending their baby alone. 

Our volunteer tells us that Deluca's surrender was very emotional and the young woman, who clearly loved her dog, had no idea that there was anything the matter with her.

Deluca is a 3-year-old Frenchie, blind with cataracts, ears swollen shut with yeast infection, and suffering from what are most likely food allergies (you can see  how the skin around her bottom has reacted

over the years to inflammation from an allergic reaction to what she's been eating). 

Deluca's tail is also long and tightly curled against her body, causing her pain.

This dog clearly needed help, and she's getting it immediately.  She came into FBRN on Thursday, and she's already scheduled for surgery to fix her tail.

Whether an animal is in trouble and needs care because they are purposefully neglected or abused, or because they have been abandoned, or because their owners don't know better, if you are moved to help an animal in any way you can, not just by heroically pulling an animal out of traffic, but by walking a dog for a shelter, by donating money to the organization of your choice, or by participating in a fundraiser, then you are one of the club.  You are rescue.  We are proud to have you with us.  Thank you for all you do to help those who cannot help themselves.

The Frog Princess


Two French Bulldogs said...

The poor baby
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

It hardly takes any effort at all to make a difference. Just do it.