Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday.  Please meet a great dog from PA in need of a good home.  While I usually feature a bunch of dogs this week I chose to simply feature one.  A lab who has spent most of her life caged.  

We are about to celebrate Independence Day, in which we celebrate freedom.  Freedom, imagine life without it?  Millions of dogs will never know what it feels like to be free nor for that matter loved.

They are caged up in puppy mills or made to breed in despicable conditions.  There are many dogs who even though they have homes are caged, chained up, abused, neglected, used in dog fighting and will never understand what it means to live a free life.  

Casey who is being featured today is one of those dogs.  In honor of her and all the other dogs like her around the world lets all try to do something to see that dogs and all animals obtain the freedom and love they deserve.  

The ASPCA and Humane Society are two great organizations that can provide information on how to help but there are many others as well.  And such organizations and rescues can of course always use volunteers and donations to help as well.  Both those two sites are filled with animals in desperate need of homes, as are most local animal controls shelters.  Please there are so many animals who need us to stand up for them, they simply need our help.  Whatever you can do to help, in whatever way or means possible will make a difference.

And thank you so much to all those who take the time to read Woof Wednesday posts.  Thank you for sharing the posts on social media as well.  Your help, support and kind words mean the world!

 Casey is a 8 year old lab who was born a little yellow Lab puppy fur ball, full of joy.   The rescue is unsure if she was born and raised by the kennel owner who surrendered her or if she was purchased.  She grew up and at some point in her young life, perhaps during her first heat cycle; she was assigned her first and only job in life:  reproduction.  And so it began; she whelped litter after litter, year after year, for eight years of her life.  She was housed in a small enclosure, isolated and cut off from the rest of the world.  She received minimal human interaction; after all, she was provided a self feeder capable of holding many days supply of food.  It is unlikely that she ever received any chew toys that could have provided much needed mental stimulation. She was provided very minimal medical care, only enough to maintain compliance with Pennsylvania Dog Law. This was her life, a life of forced reproduction for profit. 

Finally it happened; the day arrived when she could no longer produce. She was done, her body tired and worn out from years of whelping litter after litter.  She was of little economic value since she did not or could not produce and it was decided she had to “go”.  It was at this time she would be granted the biggest opportunity of her short life.  To the credit of the kennel owner, Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue was contacted with a request for assistance.  Casey’s life was about to change. Brookline sent volunteers to evaluate and transport four breeding females the kennel was interested in surrendering. The evaluations went well and soon Casey was on her way to a Brookline foster home in Southern Lancaster County.

Casey makes progress every day. Her signature is her constantly wagging Lab tail.  She is one of the kindest, most willing dogs I have ever had the pleasure to foster.  She will do well in any home and is up to date on her vaccines and preventatives.  Casey is a low energy dog that is content to have leisurely strolls with her humans. Casey loves dogs, so a gentle, low to medium energy, companion would be a plus for her. She will continue to require benevolent leadership and encouragement to work through her fears. Please lets find her a loving home!

More about Casey can be seen on the ASPCA website.

Casey - Warrington, PA

Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue
P.O. Box 638
Warrington, PA 18976
(215) 343-6087

No paw left behind our mission!

{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!

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