I recently adopted a foster dog named Claire, a Cocker Spaniel estimated to be about 10 years old. Before being rescued, she was used to breed puppies for a puppy mill. She spent those 10 years of her life in a cage.
Not too long ago, I’d shared the stories of some dogs with exceptionally high vet bills and had asked for donations. You readers answered our call and we thank you! It was so exciting opening the mail and finding donations, then being able to pay off some of those vet bills!
Since we started, Southern Cross Animal Rescue has always taken in dogs near death and turned them into healthy, happy pets ready for a forever home. The ladies at the shelter love animals, and it is apparent to anyone willing to see.
Twenty years ago, animal shelters in the South seemed to always be full, with few animals being adopted out, which meant few could ever be taken in. This trend changed once the idea of transports was embraced.
Did you know there is a difference between animal shelters and animal rescues? Organizations use the different names because they serve different purposes. Southern Cross Animal Rescue chose the name rescue instead of shelter because the term rescue best fits its mission.
April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. For the month of April, a Southern Cross Animal Rescue volunteer will write a weekly column addressing issues regarding animal welfare. This is the third in that series.
April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. For the month of April, a Southern Cross Animal Rescue volunteer will write a weekly column addressing issues regarding animal welfare. This is the second in that series.