2 November 2013
Dog Rescue … a tragic life transformed by the love of a street rescue team in Houston, Texas
You may have seen the photo making the rounds on Facebook and social media. Someone shared the heartbreaking photo of an abused and neglected dog with the offensive and callous-hearted caption “Lol only in 3rd ward I see a burned up dog.” As offensive and callous as the statement was about this dear dog, the person who took and shared the photo was the unlikely hero that helped rescue her off the streets and into a loving foster home. The photo spread across social media with pleas to help her giving her the exposure she needed to be saved.
Patty of Austin Pets Alive posted the image on the Pawsitively Texas page; my response was, “contact Corridor Rescue, Inc. and Barrio Dogs!” These two wonderful groups are working so hard to stop the abuse cycle and rescue the innocent victims of such unthinkable horrors in their community, Houston, Texas. I’m not sure who actually got the message to CRI, but the good news is, we have a gift in social media that enables us to share a pet’s need in real time and find the help that is needed! CRI was able to find and save this oh so precious dog!
“A wonderful woman named Ayesha Mohiuddin is responsible for getting Pumpkin off the streets. Here’s Pumpkin beginning her new life’s journey in Ayesha’s car before getting to the vet.” Deborah Hoffman, founder of Corridor Rescue, Inc. said.
CRI named this precious girl Pumpkin and you can see her sweet face in this photo. It was taken while she waited to see the vet.
Here is Pumpkin on day one of her transformation to a new life where she will never know abuse or starvation again. And more great news; Pumpkin actually had not been burned. She was just dirty, oily, and had missing fur.
Pumpkin’s Surprise …
Sweet Pumpkin had a surprise for everyone! One thing the tragic photo didn’t show, but rescuers discovered when they saved Pumpkin … she is a young Momma! She and her own little pumpkin were living on the cruel streets fending for themselves. CRI affectionately calls this dear pup Itty Bitty. She is unweaned and was found starving and covered in fleas. Here is Pumpkin’s precious baby …
Keep this precious one in your thoughts and prayers. She has a long life ahead of her, her little body just needs to pull through and become strong.
Pumpkin and precious baby, Itty Bitty sleep. The circle of love! Don’t you know this is the best sleep they’ve had in a very long time?! Full tummies, loving care, bathed, flealess, and no fear! This little, heart-tugging family is one of the very lucky ones. So many great, but abandoned dogs and cats have yet to be saved.
This photo, this family rescue, the hope we have for these two … is made possible because of an organization that exists to save the abused and neglected, the fosters that make room in their home and lives to take in these precious ones, the donors who give to cover their medical expenses, and the people who choose to adopt these amazing and loving pets! And of course, the wonderful people that see a pet in need and click share to spread the news, giving the dear one needed exposure!
Kissmet, the adorable black puppy in this photo was also saved from the streets by CRI. After a trip to the vet, Kissmet and Pumpkin enjoy some rest and relaxation in the sun. Look at Pumpkin’s shaggy-headed shadow! So cute!
Here are some of the other dogs that CRI has rescued and are now ready for adoption and their forever, loving homes! CRI writes “All of our available dogs and cats can be viewed at: http://www.petfinder.com/
Pumpkin isn’t the only abandoned and neglected dog that CRI has in their care; their mission is to save the street strays and transform their community of one to love. If you’d like to support their mission, you can do so on their website: http://corridorrescue.org/donate Follow Corridor Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CorridorRescue And, Deborah Hoffman / Corridor Rescue, Inc. are featured in a video on The Homeless Pet Project!
If possible, foster, volunteer, adopt a homeless pet! Every community has a surplus of these dear ones so in need of a loving home and volunteers are so needed to be the bridge from homelessness to a forever home!
[photos © Corridor Rescue, Inc.]
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