Yes, I am still alive! I regret that I haven't kept up with my blog of late, but I have a REALLY good excuse! We adopted a new little love on September 4th! Meet Maggie......
Maggie has such a wonderful story. If you live in the Phoenix area you may have seen her story on the news. I added the news video to my sidebar but I'll share the story with you...
June, 16, 2011 at approximately 10:00 p.m. it was still 108 degrees in Mesa. A stray dog gave birth to a litter of 6 that evening in the yard of an abandonded house. Knowing that it wasn't safe for her pups to be exposed to the heat for long, Momma left her pups, just hours old, and walked out to the middle of the street, where she sat and waited. Several cars passed her but one nice couple stopped to help. Momma led them up the driveway and into the yard directly to her puppies!
This kind couple scooped up the puppies and the mom and took them home where they called the Animals Benefit Club (ABC) shelter. ABC came out to pick up mom and all the pups the next morning. The couple who rescued them will adopt the mom, Sophia. We were fortunate enough to adopt Maggie. She was with her mom a full 9 weeks and with her siblings for 11 weeks.
Animals Benefit Club (ABC) is a non-profit no-kill shelter. If you would like to make a donation to this loving group and their four legged charges please do so on their website @ http://www.animalsbenefitclub.com/
They have recently made a deal with the bank whereby they can pay $100,000.00 to pay off their mortgage by the end of September. This is just a fraction of their mortgage and would be a huge benefit to them. It would ensure that they could continue caring for the many animals living there and continue to find loving, permanent homes for all. Please help if you are able.
P.S. Sorry this is so long, but one more thing....for those of you in the Phoenix area, as of last Friday, they still had 4 of Maggie's siblings! They are really cute and if they are anything like Maggie, they would be a wonderful addition to your family! ;o)