Sunday, October 31, 2010
The prices were more than most rescue's could afford, and the Amish were paying $800/$900 for some dogs. We did have a few rescue victories, ALL of the Dalmatians went to rescue, there were 5 total, Senior Dog got 1 and the other 4 females went to a well known rescue here in St. Louis. We got a few Cocker Spaniels, only because some very generous rescue women donated money for us to be able to afford them and St. Louis Senior Dog Project was able to get the oldest dog that the breeders had, he is a 12 year old male Yorkie and yesterday was his lucky day, probably the luckiest day of his life! He will now know the way real pups are suppose to live, with a abundance of love, food and comfy beds.
On Friday we were able to save 6 from the mill life, to these 6 dogs this is remarkable but as a rescue we were disappointed that we weren't able to save more, but yesterday brought better news. I counted a total of 17 dogs that St. Louis Senior Dog Project was able to save and offer a whole new life too! So that meant that yesterday we saved 11 dogs. I am very proud of our group for withstanding these 2 long days, even though it had its fair share of disappointments we hung in there and made a difference. I'm proud of our fosters for stepping up to make room for these dogs, a lot of them didn't technically have the room, but have made the effort because they believe that these dogs deserve better.
Today I'm trying to get the pack situated after a long couple of days and get the new addition acclimated, we are going to sit down, eat some candy and popcorn and maybe even enjoy a scary movie or two.