January 17, 2012
Where do I begin? Not only has mine and my husbands life been enriched by volunteering for CARA, it has also been blessed by expanding our family with 3 wonderful dogs that we would not have had the pleasure of owning had CARA not provided food, shelter and love until we gave them a forever home. Housing over 300 dogs has to be such a daunting task but they are so dedicated to the animals and their well being, you would never know it. Specifically, a freezing February night in 2011 and Cara gets a call about a puppy near death, in a coma that someone has left in the freezing cold. Not only did they agree to take him in, but they spent countless hours nursing him back to health. He had to learn how to eat, how to stand and how to walk. Without their hardwork and dedication, he would not be where he is today. He has been adopted and shows no signs of his horrendous beginnings. Most recently, 2 day old puppies are found in a dumpster up the road from the shelter. Thankfully the person that left them there left them in a box with their address listed on it. Not only did CARA take in the puppies, they went to the owner and convinced them to surrender the mother dog and are working tirelessly to have the other animals spayed/neutered. They have done a great job of raising awareness of the need for stronger laws against animal cruelty and our states desperate need to become proactive animal owners (I.e. spay/neuter) Without them, thousands of dogs and cats would be wandering the streets, starving, neglected, abused....many of those animals adding to the pet overpopulation because they have not been spayed/neutered. They work tirelessly for these animals. It is their life, heart and passion. Our state is blessed by the work they do.
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