I received a call at midnight about a senior dog named Caroline. Caroline was found by animal control officers in the home of her deceased owner. She had spent a week in a crate with no food or water and was forced to lie in her own waste. Caroline was completely shut down when she came to the shelter. She would crouch in the back of her kennel, staring blankly into space, obviously traumatized by her ordeal. To make matters worse, she had many medical issues that needed addressed.
She quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. With love and patience Caroline began to slowly come around. Little by little, we could see the life come back into Caroline's eyes. Her medical issues were addressed, and we are delighted to report that Caroline is happy, healthy and has been adopted into a loving home where she will be cherished for the rest of her days.
Saving animals like Caroline is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. Thanks to the support of our generous supporters like you, it has been my honor to transfer 25,000 animals from our overburdened city shelter to Southside over the past 7 years. This wouldn't have been possible without YOU!
Caroline's story is a happy one, but the need remains great. That is why during this season of giving, we are asking for your support. Our goal is to raise $10,000. Southside Animal Shelter simply cannot continue our work without the support of our community.
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season,