|Barked: Tue Dec 23, '08 6:39pm PST |
|During this season of hope and happiness there are still animals who need our help. Out of the ashes of horror and despair arise glimmers of hope and love.
My husband and I have personally known Lanie for several years. One would be hard-pressed to find anyone more passionate about saving and rehoming homeless and abused pets.
Just passing along this new resource info to those we know interested in animal welfare. We would never ask anyone to donate, but should you feel so moved, may you be blessed twicce over. Please feel free to forward so we can spread the word.
Our wish for the New Year is to see an end to abuse such as this.
Peace be with you,
Sue & Greg
Nika, Jordan, Piper, Kai, and our fur-angels - Robin, Cane & Sam
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:38 PM
Subject: Wild Dog Rescue becomes Wishbone
Changes at Wild Dog Rescue
As most of you know, for the past few years Lanie Mossey has been providing rescue services for the animals of Allegan County and the surrounding area through Wild Dog in Saugatuck. Lanie's rescue efforts have been responsible for placing more than 500 abused and abandoned pets in permanent homes, and many of you have been an important part of her success. Your continued patronage of the store, as well as the many adoptions, donations, and foster homes provided by the friends of Wild Dog have all made this possible.
In order to better provide these services going forward, Lanie has pulled together several of her closest allies to form a fully incorporated non-profit organization called Wishbone Pet Rescue. With Lanie as President, Wishbone will carry her vision forward by making use of the teams knowledge, wisdom, and love of animals for the common goal of providing abused, abandoned, and unwanted pets with a chance for a happy, healthy life.
In a twist of fate, shortly after Wishbone was formed the team was called upon to take in a horribly abused black Labrador mix, who's name has become Chance. As seen on most of the local news channels, Chance had been hung by his neck from a tree overnight, and then beaten with a large stick the following day in an attempt to kill him. There is also a possibility that he was intentionally fed antifreeze before the hanging, from which his survival is a miracle. Lanie and Wishbone Pet Rescue have stepped forward to provide Chance with medical care and a loving foster home, working hard to ensure his complete recovery from this horrific case of cruelty.
Chance's rescue has brought much needed attention to the animals of Allegan County, but has also forced Wishbone to hit the ground running. Although the media attention has brought in donations to help cover some of his medical care, Chance is not out of the woods yet. In addition, Wishbone currently has several other dogs in need of foster homes or financial assistance to help with their care and housing.
As Wishbone Pet Rescue moves forward, Lanie and the other members will be looking for continued help from the people who've supported Wild Dog's rescue efforts in the past. Any assistance you can provide, whether it's a donation, a foster home, or by volunteering to help with the rescue efforts will be greatly appreciated. More information is available at www.WishbonePetRescue.com including updates on Chance's recovery, and links to donate through PayPal. You can also help by sending a donation to Wishbone at PO Box 775 Saugatuck, MI 49453, or by stopping in to see Lanie at Wild Dog's new location at 3389 Blue Star Highway, also in Saugatuck.
Thank you in advance for your support, we look forward to working with you on this great cause.
Wishbone Pet Rescue
PO Box 775
Saugatuck, MI 49453
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