It’s a sad day when animals face euthanasia or stand in harm’s way. That’s why rescues began…to prevent kind, loving animals from dying unnecessarily or suffering great tragedies. There seems to never be enough help, and we all ache over dogs who need us, uncertain how we are going to assist. It’s the reason why we beg for foster homes and donations. We know what these guys face, and we can’t bear to let it happen.
A fellow, long time rescuer got into Great Pyrenees rescue for the same reasons…her love for the breed, desire to save them, and the hate of knowing they could face danger. Sadly, recent information has come to pass…it’s time for her to take a step back. After founding and presiding over the rescue for 24 years, she’s worked hard, had long days, lots of tears, and lots of happy moments with successful placements. I can only imagine the bittersweet emotions she’s experienced.
What this means is that unless a member of that rescue is able to take over, the Carolina’s will now suffer the loss of a hard working rescue. This means more Great Pyrenees will suffer; more Great Pyrenees will die. Great Pyrenees rescue has taken a hit.
I write this blog post to ask you to consider opening your hearts and your homes to these incredible dogs. Those active in Great Pyrenees rescue now have to work even harder to protect and save the breed we love so much. They cross our desk daily, and we need help. We need foster homes that will show these dogs love, patience, and kindness. We need fosters who have a heart that longs to see the good come out of a negative situation. We need people who will help fundraise so that medical costs can be met. We need anyone who will open their heart to help these guys.
Fostering should not be feared. It should be embraced. If you love dogs and want to change and safe a life, you can do great things by bringing just one dog into your home.
If you are in the area and can foster, I will let you know everything involved (you can even read our blog post about fostering here). It’s not always perfect…but yes, it’s always perfect.
Please don’t be afraid of bringing a foster dog into your home. We will help you in any way that we can. These dogs are so worth it and we will do our very best to make sure it’s a good match for you and your current furbabies.
Please contact us if you would like to help. firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s not allow this loss to affect such a royal breed’s existence. Together we can do it.