Today’s PetMeds Spotlight is on Rescuers, the people in the trenches, the ones with their hands dirty, dust bunnies everywhere, an empty gast tank, and a full heart.
We can discuss many things, how many is too many, who is doing more harm than good, or who does more than another, but the focus for most remains on the dogs and cats in harm’s way.
They have the perspective of the animal in that cage, the fear it must be feeling as most do in a strange place, the anxiety of a social animal not able to be, lost for a minute, or for years, our pets are not disposable. Rescuers refuse to accept the notion that the animals are to blame, therefore their death is inevitable. Not so, their death is the result of negligence; if someone has respect for themselves, they respect the things around them, they would try to support the animal that awakens a part of their existence that would have otherwise been left dormant and unable to empathize with anything before them.
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing, until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston