There are so many horrible dog stories in the news, the horrific things people do to animals. For the week between Christmas and New Year's I want to focus on paying tribute to all those people that make incredible sacrifices to change the life of needy, abused, or neglected dogs.
I want to take a moment to give thanks, the real meaning of the holiday season, to all the wonderful people that really do make the world a better place. I'm going to start with the founders of a dog sanctuary in PA, Canine Corps, that provides loving care for dogs of those enlisted in the military.
Canine Corps offer a no charge "home away from home" for the dogs of Pennsylvania's deployed military personnel. This will allow those service members to be assured that their canine buddy is safe while they are gone.
In addition, Paw Prints dog Sanctuary and Canine Corps will establish a no charge lodging facility to allow for visits by the families of deployed military personnel to escape the stresses of daily life, as well as members of our armed services who need some peace and quiet. They can come to this tranquil setting to relax and enjoy the company of dogs.
Our vision is to provide peace and comfort for these animals while they are in our care and to create an environment that feels like home.
I watched a segment this morning on The Today Show about Canine Corps and it really is an amazing place. As if keeping up with the daily operations of one not-for-profit isn't enough, founders Laurie Lyon and Kevin McCartin also run Paw Prints Dog Sanctuary, a facility for homeless senior dogs.
Paw Prints Dog Sanctuary accepts dogs directly from Central Pennsylvania shelters and rescues, so those organizations can help a larger number of dogs. We provide a loving, safe haven either until a forever home is found or to live out their lives at this peaceful place. We define senior as approximately 10 and over, and seniors with disabilities or illnesses are welcome here.
Laurie Lyon and Kevin McCartin, we here at Dogster salute you for making a difference. We give you 5 out of 5 paws!