Rescue Journal

knock, knock, knocking on heavens door.

Carol  ·  Dec. 22, 2016

not including fosters or previous adopted saints, we have lost about 50 animals this year whose last days were here at the sanctuary.
these deaths were personal because we were their one and only final family.
it has been a year full of heart wrenching loss.

it is no wonder we take every day of life here seriously because every single day, may be the last.
it behooves us to never forget that.
so many of our guys live pretty damn close to heavens door.
every day someone doesn't knock on it is a gift.

missing you all.


Lisa Wagner

That is a lot of sweet animals to lose. Roughly 1 per week when you average that out. Your hearts must have some kind of super-human strength to endure what you do and continue on. I hope that you all lean on one another and debrief so this doesn't weigh on you unbearably. Wishing you well and thank you for everything each of you does for the animals. Love Lisa and Tux


Knowing each of these unique and very special animals was a a true blessing❤️