October 10, 2012 E-Blast:
Back in the 70's, I remember watching a made-for-tv movie titled "A Girl Named Sooner".
For some reason, that movie stuck with me. It was about a young poverty-stricken girl living in the hills of Indiana, abandoned
by her parents, raised by an abusive old hillbilly of a woman until she was adopted by an uncertain couple who couldn't
have a baby of their own. It took time, but Sooner had this special way about her. She won the hearts of this couple. She
may not have been the newborn baby they thought they needed, but in the end, she was exactly what they needed.
Sooner is the perfect name for this little girl pictured here. She came in to the pound as a stray, 8 to 10 years old.
Fragile yet strong. Timid yet yearning to love and be loved. Too old for adoption, they say. Nobody wants the older dogs,
want the older dogs.
And you make it
We've raised close to $1,000 through our Collar Campaign! Our sincere
thanks to everyone who has contributed already. But we hope it's not over yet and we double that amount like we did last year!
Older dogs like Sooner need the support. We're so grateful you understand that. It shows with every donation we receive.
Sooner arrives on Friday and will go straight to our vets for her
workup. We'll want to run a senior blood profile and have her spayed. Paws crossed she doesn't have any teeth in need of pulling
- dentistry is always costly despite the incredible rescue discount we're so fortunate to have thanks to our veterinary
clinic. With their expert help, Sooner will walk out of the clinic all shiny and new!
After that, her shiny new future is
up to us.
We're looking for a loving
foster home for Sooner.
Could you be
No matter how you're able to reach out to her - by way of a donation to our Collar Campaign
if you haven't yet added your $10 to the beagle fund, or by submitting a foster application to give a rescued beagle
like Sooner a real home for maybe the first time in her life - whichever way you reach out, we just want you to know one very
On behalf of Sooner - the beagle to follow Emily,
and the next beagle to follow Sooner whoever that
We just want you to know...
YOU are exactly what we need!