For all the Awesome Animal Rescuers!


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.

Janine Allen

Posted on October 8, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Love the words, love the picture….so perfect!!!!!!

  2. What a beautiful message, i know there are animals like this out there. Our cat Salem was at the SPCA and i had just lost my wee boy he died under anesthesia, he had throat cancer at age 13yrs. Salem pushed a wee tabby aside and looked deeply into my eyes. The tears still flowed for my last boy the pain so bad inside. Two weeks later he became part of our family, has been now for 9yrs.

  3. How beautiful. My heart is full and my eyes are overflowing. Precious, sweet dogs…..we wsh we could be part of all your lives for you enrich ours so very much.


  5. What a wonderful meeting. Our animals in shelters select us, I’m so sure of this. It is that bond and understanding they have for humans. Live long an prosper!!

  6. gives me hope i will find a new friend to love

  7. awww this left me in tears. it’s just lovely. I’d be lost without my animals 🙂

  8. this brought tears in my eyes .. so many poor animals still need a good home ..but also people need the company of this wonderful animals thank you for this story.. greetings from australia to you ❤ ❤ ❤ *********** ❤ ❤ ❤

  9. Who is this lady? She looks like a friend of mine named Nancy from 30 years ago..

  10. That’s an awsome story. I just rescued a homeless kitten to go with the right others I have plus 3 dogs. Love my animals

  11. Aww. So true. They give so much more than we do. The rescues are the most loyal.

  12. What a beautiful text.

  13. This is a beautiful story! It brings happy tears to my eyes for the animals that get rescued!!!:) sad ones for the ones that don’t:'( I wish I could adopt them all:”(

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