Good evening everyone,
We are back with good news from one of our sweethearts who was allowed to go home a year ago! Our big boy Fritz, rescued from a killing station. He came in thin and weak. Today he has been a year with his adopters who simply could not live without him and are very proud of him.
Sometimes your thoughts go out to all the dogs and kittens that we have rescued, thinking that they all went somewhere, adopted and taken in to a family. With the intention of being happy there, being brought up and living their best life, a lifetime of being a friend, living with their family. Today we have around 500 dogs and 120 cats alone, not to mention the domestic cats in the many colonies.
A hunting dog that comes to us usually adjusts quickly and already feels as if he or she is in heaven with us, because there are no words for the terrible way the hunters and the goat herders treat them. Everyone knows these horrific images. But a dog or a cat that comes from a family, is used to living in a family, who mourns and mourns, and is having a hard time- that is altogether different. The cage and the confinement is often so unbearable that there are those who let themselves go completely. And however hard we try, however much we do our best, they cannot forget their family and do not understand why they are thrown away now.
The killing stations are bulging at the moment, they are busy cleaning up the streets, they are now the only ones in charge. We are not allowed to make any attempt at rescue, their cash register rings, because every captured victim is money. Our obligations due to the lockdown are gnawing at us, the more so because we are not allowed to let our four-legged friends leave now to go to forever homes and despite the corona situation we still get dogs sent to us, here and there, and just left at the gate. We are overcrowded and overcrowded.
But when you receive this message about Fritz, and many other adopted four-legged friends, you will have courage and perseverance again, and that is what you need these days.
But what I really want to says is: there are so many people who take a dog or a cat, and then throw it away, even years later they come back to us, as if they are "temporary" things... Please don't take them into you family if they are not going to be allowed to be family. They are living creatures that want to live with your family for a long time, until the day that they are no longer there. It's a lifetime commitment. Don't take them in if you can't commit to them; they also have feelings, and more than you think. We can speak of that because we have to look them in the eye every day, and see what being dumped does to them. A dumped four-legged friend is broken, dislocated and mourns his owner, ... It is always so heartbreaking.
Our Fritz was once a disposable dog, too… And yet look at him today!