We were moved to tears when we received this letter about beautiful Dora.
“In August of 2002, I adopted a black lab mix puppy from SSAS. The foster mom explained to me that the puppy I picked had followed her dogs all around all the time. I knew the spunky girl was the one for me. She told me the momma dog had been hit by a car, and the 4 puppies ended up in her foster care. I named her Dora.
For 15 plus glorious years, I took that dog with me everywhere I could. She was an amazing dog and the very best friend I could ask for. No dog loved to retrieve a tennis ball more than my Dora. I gave her the very best life I could up until the end. Age caught up with her and in September of this year I let her go.
I have volunteered at IACS for years and I know what goes into a rescue. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you, to you and your staff and volunteers, for doing what you do. I could never explain what a difference Dora made in my life.Thank you for trusting her to me and allowing me to adopt her all those years ago. I am so grateful to you! I made a donation today in memory of my dear Dora the Explorer. Attached is a picture of her from 2015.
All the best, Julie and Kenny Abell”
No matter how many years we work in animal rescue, we’ll never tire of receiving letters like this one. They lift us up and carry us through the tougher moments. Thank you Julie and Kenny for opening your home to Dora and for supporting animal rescue. We couldn’t save more 1500 at-risk dogs and cats a year without people like you.
“Dogs lives are too short, their only flaw, really”
Agnes Sligh Turnbull