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#541: Helping Furry Friends Find Homes

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Last Sunday I volunteered the afternoon at downtown Orlando, Florida's Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola for Abby's Animal Rescue, Inc., a No Kill dog emoticon rescue organization, as a dog walker emoticon.

Since I have no more doggies of my own emoticon, this was a fun experience emoticon exercising the rescues up for adoption and cuddling with them emoticon.

Today, Saturday, I volunteered with It's All About the Cats, Inc., at the new PetSmart in Lake Nona helping transport cats emoticon emoticon up for adoption into the store, setting them up in the display areas, leading potential owners emoticon to the various areas where the cats were located, and cuddling with them, too emoticon.

Both instances offered me the opportunity to chat with wonderful people who stopped to take home new furry friends emoticon emoticon and those who simply visited the pets, sharing the special bond animal lovers possess. emoticon

If you are in the Orlando area and seek to fill a couple of your hours here and there, please consider joining with me and helping these two groups, or others. For Abby's Animal Rescue, contact Becky at 407-486-7152. For It's All About the Cats, contact Christy 407-341-7232.

The reward of befriending the dogs and cats and possibly seeing them head out to a welcoming home with their new family, a family that will play with them, care for them, and shower them with forever love emoticon, will warm your heart and put a smile on your face emoticon as you return home knowing your time was well spent. emoticon
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  • JIBBIE49
    1200 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Hi Lou,

    I have been away too long and am now trying to get back into a Spark routine. It is wonderful reading how you continue to make life better for our furry friends!
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    1284 days ago
    Lou, you have a heart at least as big as the universe. emoticon I know the furries appreciate what you're doing, as do the humans.

    Here in So-Central PA, my husband goes weekly to a no-kill cat and dog shelter to walk the dogs, clean up after them, and play with them. He develops a bond with the dogs and, on one hand, is sorry to see them go to forever homes as it means he won't be able to play with them. That is offset by his happiness for the dogs,because it means they now have someone who is always around to take care of, and play with them. emoticon One day we were 'rescued by' a pitt bull-mix. She is the most loving dog who has ever owned us.

    I believe that will be pretty much true for you, too. emoticon
    1317 days ago
    Well done, indeed! What a way to make a difference!
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    1317 days ago
    You are a gem of a human being, Lou.
    1317 days ago

    Thank you for all that you do for the animals. I have friends here who are very involved in animal rescue. The stories I hear from you and them are so heart warming. It makes me want to be involved in rescue work when I retire in a few years. Thank you for your example!
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    1317 days ago
    Thank goodness for people like you. I wish everyone cared for animals like you. We need more people like you in this world. emoticon emoticon
    1317 days ago
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