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This little baby is waiting for someone to adopt her and love her! She is inside her little cage in the humane society located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I wish I could have taken her, but where I live we can’t have pets…unless we can get a doctor to write a letter stating we need one for companionship!!! I am working on that!!! When I was petting her through the bars, she kept putting her little paw through and trying to always grab me. I think she wanted to pull me into the cage with her, but I told her I am too big and can’t fit…otherwise I would have!!! Pets are a life time commitment…they do feel and so many of those babies were given up because people claimed they couldn’t afford them anymore!!! Well, give up some of your pleasures and make it work so you don’t have to give up your pet!!! They are part of the family and they feel just like we feel…they need love also!!! I hated to leave…I wanted them all!!!

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  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    I know exactly how you feel Dawn. It is heart wrenching to see them all. Especially the older ones, who you know have less chance of re-homing, particularly dogs. This is a wonderful tribute my friend and in a sweet way, you did bring her home with you xx

  • TY much Angie…I go to those places and never can leave with a dry eye!!! I almost feel I give them false hope. I go to try and make them happy and play with them and love them up, but I leave without them!!! :-(

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • kevsphotos2008
    kevsphotos2008over 4 years ago

    What a Fantastic image,
    Well done…………..

  • TY much Kev :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 4 years ago

    A beautiful image – a pity you can’t take her, she is so cute.
    It is heart wrenching when you see these lost little scraps

  • TY much Karen…it’s hard to leave empty handed

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 4 years ago

    Oh Dawn, this image is so gorgeous and yet so heartbreaking. “Disposable pets” are nothing new, as we all surely have seen domesticated animals cruelly abandoned to fend for themselves. I agree with you, a pet is a lifetime commitment, part of the family. Unfortunately, as millions of people in this country have lost their jobs and struggle to stay in their homes and feed their families, more and more beloved pets are being surrendered to animal control.
    Some good news, though, in my community, some “people shelters” are now allowing pets! And some of the food banks have been asking for donations of pet food and cat litter, so that struggling families can keep their pets.
    I hope that your beautiful image and the story behind it inspires everyone who sees it to consider a donation to an animal shelter, breed rescue, or food bank.
    And wouldn’t it be fantastic if some nice person saw your picture of this precious baby and adopted her??

  • TY much Chris…and I hope so…I hope they all get adopted!!! even the older babies!!! They look at me with such sad eyes and some of the dogs wouldn’t even stand up…they just laid there staring and I knew their hearts were breaking being abandoned…I wish I could stay in the cage with them at times!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful little guy….

  • TY much Lynne :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • bburtenshaw
    bburtenshawover 4 years ago

    She is so soft and lovely.She will be very precious to someone.

  • TY very much… I hope so :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • TY much Sean :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 4 years ago

    sad story, I’ve seen too many times. Beautiful shot. : )

  • TY much Steph and yes it breaks my heart all the time!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    Lovely image Dawn of a precious little baby…. my heart breaks for them as well…. and unfortunately Chris is right… that doesn’t help the situation at all… You have a BIG heart girl… :))))) I hope you get PERMISSION to get yourself a precious pet!!! :)))

  • TY so much Cookie…and I hope so too…when I had pets in prior places…I spoiled them rotten!!! Love, toys, Love, food, Love, pamper, Love, playing…did I say LOVE??? heehee :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    YOU EXUDE Love, girl!!!!! can’t think of a better place for one of those animals than with YOU… you have the Time for them, and you have the LOVE!!!! :)))♥

  • heehee…I am on disability and that is why I am working on getting a doctor to write a letter…I would always be here for the little one!!! The only thing that worries me is…that little one wouldn’t know what those 4 limbs are hanging from them…because I’d always be holding them!!! LOL…LOL…I can see it now…mama, what are these 4 things hanging from me…Oh, well sweetie…those are called legs…LOL

    – Dawn M. Becker

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