i looked into the eyes of a child today and all i saw was a deep and hopeless need....for mary....for somebody... for anybody..... please.
the family had recently moved from way back east and left her little dog behind.
mom was desperate to find a little dog to replace the one from before. that child was badly hurt, promises had been made to replace was left back there. christmas is coming and this is to be the child's gift to put the light of happiness back inside.
i would give that child one of our dogs in an instant..i know whoever it was would be deeply loved. but that sweet and broken hearted little girl just does not yet have the power and strength to protect a dog and keep it safe forever.
i just cannot risk one of our guys ever being left behind again.
i am so sorry.