this was posted today by a friend of mine on Facebook who rescues animals. I've seen this piece around many times before but it never fails to move me.
I Rescued a Human Today
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.
Get rescued today! ADOPT YOUR NEXT BEST FRIEND FROM YOUR LOCAL RESCUE GROUP, BREED RESCUE, SPCA BRANCH, ANIMAL CONTROL OR TRAP NEUTER RETURN GROUP
The lovely shep mix pictured above is named Tuffy F and he is available for adoption from the Cape Breton SPCA
PS ... to meet the lovely dogs my friend Leah has rescued and are available for adoption, please visit her own site at East Coast German Shepherd Rescue