I recently received an email from the West Richland Police Department about a dog in our local shelter in need of medical attention. It was described as having an abscess or open wound and being an older Labrador retriever, and I was asked if I knew of anyone who would be willing to sponsor medical treatment and/or adopt the dog.
An immediate Facebook post turned up an overwhelming response of generosity and compassion with people from Camas to New Jersey, offering money for the dog's medical needs. Others stepped forward to arrange temporary care while arrangements were being secured.
A sweet yellow lab -- appropriately named Honey -- became the benefactor of numerous "furry godmothers" who deserve to be thanked and who I hope will some day be rewarded for their devotion to this little dog they'd never met.
And thanks to Desert Vet for helping with costs associated with spaying and to the West Richland police for waiving adoption fees and working with me to help make this happen.
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This wasn't an organized rescue organization, but simply caring, compassionate people working together to benefit man's best friend. P.S. Honey came through her surgery with flying colors and is now recovering with her foster family awaiting her forever family, which has yet to be identified.
Kelly Merrick, West Richland