I recently rescued a dog I named Grace with her nine newborn puppies from a high-kill animal shelter on the day they were to be put to sleep. This turned out to be an amazing experience for me.
I first saw Grace’s face on Facebook: Her picture was included with numerous pleas for someone to volunteer to foster her and her pups. I took one look at her face and fell in love. I knew I was meant to help her and her little ones. She reminded me of my beloved dog, Staci, who passed away on Valentine’s Day two years ago. I just knew I had to help them.
I had never done anything like this before, and I wasn’t sure what would be involved. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. There were so many reasons why I shouldn’t and couldn’t take these puppies in. I was filled with doubt and fear. But I love animals, and it has always been my dream to be an animal activist and do something like this. I was just waiting until the time was right.