From St. Francis Animal Rescue:
Celebrate the extraordinary efforts made in Polk County and throughout
our Tampa Bay community this Saturday, June 19th.
. See the YouTube
. Learn how much FUN you can have this coming Saturday night
. Visit the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue Website
for more details
. Make your reservations this week
. Change the future of homeless dogs and cats
. Renew your spirit.
. Make a DIFFERENCE
. 50% of all donations benfit the Polk County rescue effort
St. Francis Animal Society
From Labrador Retriever Rescue:
Thanks so much to everyone for the time and energy you have devoted
to easing the plight of these dogs. Thanks to the food drive machine
that collected and delivered 1,500 pounds of food to the shelter.
Wag, Dog Lovers and Dog Dorks spearheaded the collection and Mike
Johnson and Jerry Singster gathered and delivered the donations
to Polk County. Thanks to the St. Francis and Labrador Retriever
Rescue volunteers for spreading the word and rallying folks to donate.
Thanks also to each of you who have used your own resources to purchase
food, leashes, brushes, treats and toys for the dogs that you come
to care for. It's so overwhelming to pass through just one aisle
and know how eager all of these dogs are to be the "lucky ones"
that are pulled and given time in the grass. It's easy to get discouraged,
easy to feel that you are hardly making a dent. The fact is, you
are making a difference for each dog that you touch. You are their
eyes and ears, you might be the one to notice a bloody stool, a
budding yeast infection, a dog that is still hungry. We are supplementing
the care that the shelter provides and they are grateful for our
I would highly encourage visiting the shelter at least once, if
you get the chance. If you can employ a buddy system and bring at
least one other person along, it helps to have that moral support,
the company on the road and just an extra set of eyes, ears and
hands. Your smiling face, your gentle hands, your love and concern
really do make a difference. The shelter is diligently working on
creating a spreadsheet to make sure that we can maximize the number
of dogs getting attention.
The silver lining in all of this is that we know that these dogs
have a chance that most do not. These dogs will live, they will
become someone's pet, because all of the publicity this has created
will bring an outpouring of community interest in them when they
are released. If only all of the shelter dogs could be so lucky!
I'd like to end this with my deepest thanks to those of you on this
distribution list who serve as our eyes and ears in the shelters.
I rejoice with you for every life you save and I shed silent tears
for the many times your hearts break for all that are left behind.
May good St. Francis hold you close and channel Divine intervention
for you so that your hearts stay strong and your spirits remain
whole as you continue with this labor of love.
If you are reading this, please consider visiting the shelter one
evening a week if you are close by. If you are looking for someone
to go with you, please add a comment that you will car pool. That
will help save gas and wear and tear on the car. If you would like
to make my house a rendezvous point, I live just off 75, about one
mile from I-4. You are welcome to use me as a meeting point.
Thanks again to everyone for everything that you've done.
Labrador Retriever Rescue
of Florida, Inc.