I Rescued A Human Today by Beverly Lussier

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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 overworked 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.

A special ‘Thank You’ to the talented contributors in helping to save pets; “I Rescued A Human Today”, By Janine Allen, Trainer, Rescue Me Dog, and Photo “Rejoice Over Touch”, By Erick Pleitez


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  • Duffboy
    Duffboyover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful story. Adopting a rescued animal is an experience like no other!

  • VeronicaS
    VeronicaSalmost 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

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