Even though my passion and experience for many years was advocating for abused children, I never thought I would find another passion that could make me feel as fulfilled. I am talking about being a first time dog owner, GSP gun dog owner to be exact. It’s only been a year and a half, and since then I have become an active member of the ASPCA and the Home Again program that helps find lost dogs. I was inspired to adopt our rescue, Bella, who was a victim of abuse and neglect and was adamant about rescuing a female dog after becoming aware of the inhumane treatment and shorter life span. I also advocate to family, friends, and neighbors about the need for adopting pets especially at a time when pet owners, due to financially difficulties, are not able to care for their dogs and are abandoning them to fend for themselves. Some abandoned pets have been found tied in the backyards of foreclosed homes or left to forage on their own in parks. It is never a pet's choice who takes them home. Here’s a story about an abused and abandoned dog, Honey
, who will soon be ready for adoption. Click on the image below to view the video.