What happened next can only be described as a miracle. We had spent a week talking to various rescue organizations and learning that even though they share the same goal, they don’t work together to get things done. They would occasionally give us the names of other contacts we could try, but none of those had panned out. I’m not just talking about one or two tries. I’m talking about dozens of tries over the span of a week.
As I mentioned before, all of our plans had fallen apart. Friday afternoon we were back at square one. When David and Jennifer called a few hours later to say they had good news, I thought they were going to rehash that we did have someone to take the Golden, and that maybe they had found someone to take her in until Wednesday.
David’s next words were, “We have a place for all five dogs.”
I don’t know how you feel about God, but sometimes God just over-achieves to the point that it knocks the breath right out of me. In a matter of a couple of hours, He had accomplished what we had spent a week chasing.
As it turned out, Lynda from Golden Rescue had called Donna from All About Labs and talked to her about housing the Golden until she could transport her on Wednesday. In the meantime, she also told Donna about the four other dogs and asked her if she had room to take them in (and foster them) until they could get homes. She found room for them! Not only that, but they have a great facility and they give them shots there (except Rabies which must be given by a vet), worm them, give them baths, etc. They also arrange for the rabies shot, heartworm test, spay/neuter, and a microchip through their vet. AND they are a no-kill facility. They will only have a dog put down if it’s just suffering too much to go on.
We had just encountered a new best-case scenario, but we still had to capture all five dogs and get them to the All About Labs Ranch.
(Stay tuned for Part 3!)