Today we saved a life. Yes. It all started yesterday when I received a Facebook Message from Stefanie Cohen about a papillon in need. More than in need, the situation was dire.
I called Stefanie to ask if she knew the person who sent the text and posted it on Facebook. She replied, yes. That was enough for me.
The dog's owner had Alzheimer's. The owner's family moved her out, but they left the dog in the house - alone - with a leaking roof - in Miami - in the middle of summer. Need I say more? Someone came to feed the dog once day, but he was locked in this house by himself. And the house was uninhabitable.
I spoke to Yvonne, the woman who first posted the story. She was so worried about this little guy. She and her friend, Beth, were sharing and asking people to adopt him. No one stepped up.
I called a friend of mine, Marichin, who is both a reputable papillon breeder and does rescue, in Texas. She jumped into action telling me to post it in a closed group on Facebook and tag people. Then she gave me the number for Papadopters, the organization she works with. I passed both of these along to Yvonne.
Yvonne made the call and we took care of it on Facebook. The head coordinator for Papadopters, who is in Maryland, stepped up. Within hours, calls were made, texts were flying and arrangments were made to pick this little guy up today. One of their fosters, Linda, drove from Orlando to Miami to get him.
Then I got the text - Linda had him and he was on his way to a new life. I had tears in my eyes.
Papadopters was amazing. This rescue was executed perfectly. From south Florida to Texas to Maryland and back to Florida. Papadopters, you have my vote!