December 11th 2004 9:48 am
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Twas the night before Christmas and the shelter is dark,
The whole place is silent, not even a bark.
The dogs are all locked in their pens for the night,
The staff has gone home and turned out the light.
As I lay my head on the cold concrete floor,
I fondly recall the home I had before.
The family I loved who loved me right back,
We'd share everything from a secret to snack.
Things couldn't be better at this time last year,
But that has all changed and now I am here.
I won't see the tree, the lights or the snow,
I'm scared and alone, my spirits are low.
The others like me weren't put up for adoption,
A new family and home, for us aren't an option.
We've been locked up in cells as if we're all crooks,
We don't deserve homes because of our looks.
Not Diesel, or Bingo or the young one named Percy,
Deserve to be loved nor shown any mercy.
While families celebrate holiday cheer,
I know in my heart that my end is near.
The vet will arrive, the lights will go on,
By the time you awake, we all will be gone.
A stranger will come and take me away,
I'll never awake to see another day.
As I close my eyes I'll shed you a tear,
The fond memories I'll always keep near.
The only thing I've ever asked of Santa Claus,
Is to stop all these unfair, ridiculous laws.
You said without me, your life was not full,
So why does it matter that I'm a "pitbull"?.
In my dream Santa shouts when he's finished his deed,
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL REGARDLESS OF BREED!
December 9th 2004 10:47 am
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Well Zoe, don't worry, many of us are still working on finding the perfect home for you.
Like many before you, we are going to make sure when you finally go to your forever home it will be a wonderful home. I just wanted to post this entry into Zoe's Diary for all people who have dogs for adoption.
As everyone already knows, please make sure to screen All APPLICANTS carefully. Make sure pre/post home checks are done!!!
Call the person inquiring about adoption vet's office to make sure all their animals are spayed/neutered and up to date on their shots. If it is an out of state adoption, call the person's animal control officer in their town/city and ask if the person has ever been in trouble with them in the past.
This is soooooo IMPORTANT!
One can NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL!!!
We all want to make sure our babies go to great FOREVER HOMES!
Taking a little time and completing these simple tasks can help us sleep easier at night knowing that our animals are placed in great homes because we care!
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