Abandoned. Forgotten. Discarded.
Such was the case with Hemingway, a frightened and underweight 13-year-old golden retriever picked up as a stray by Dearborn Animal Control officers. Maybe his owner thought he was simply too old. Or maybe his owner knew what was soon discovered – that the dog was almost completely blind and deaf. Or maybe it’s because, as Ghandi once suggested, you can tell a lot about a society by the way its animals are treated.
Thankfully, there are others who truly understand that.
When the officers picked up Hemingway, they brought him to the Dearborn Animal Shelter operated by the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit. Here, because of your support, he immediately received the care, medications and treatment he urgently needed. He also enjoyed his first nutritious meal in quite some time.
What’s more, our dedicated volunteers quickly got involved, not only fostering him in their home, but also spreading the word about this sweet animal whose only shortcoming was simply growing old.
One week from the time he arrived at the shelter, the Tschirret Family from Fowlerville adopted Hemingway!
This is one of the more than 1,800 adoptions that will occur at our Dearborn Animal Shelter this year – none of which would happen without people like you. You’re among the thousands of supporters who know that treating animals with compassion and kindness enlarges not only our own hearts, but through example, has the potential to expand the hearts and minds of those around us.
You made these 1,800 adoptions possible…
But there are many more like Hemingway who are waiting patiently for their second chance. Please – make your gift this holiday season and help make the next 1,800 adoptions possible!
Your gift will help give these animals a second chance – regardless of their age.
In the process, you’ll discover a great deal about your own capacity for compassion and for making the world a better place. As we’ve seen, you can tell a lot about a society by the way its animals are treated.
Help make the difference for an animal now. When you do, you’ll get back more than what’s humanly possible!