10 April 2013
As I write, there are currently 37 anxious, worried, sweet, sweet dogs in Blacktown Pounds facing the death sentence. No fault of their own. There are huskies, sweet faced kelpies, lots of bull breeds — they are young and innocent, and begging us all to help them. They have till Thursday (April 11, 2013). Please contact Pound Rounds on Facebook. Please donate. Please offer to foster. Please adopt. Stretch!
There are also 15 in Hawkesbury, Sydney on that sickening list to be murdered unless we intervene. Or at least support the rescue groups who can and do. There are some desperate cats in Renbury including a gorgeous little magickal black cat I would take in a heartbeat if I didn’t already have so many.
Working in that area are Pound Rounds, Big Dog Rescue, Working Dog Rescue, Mini Paws Animal Rescue, and lots of others. Please look them up and support them financially. With funds they can kennel dogs until a home can be found.
The perfect home always turns up. We rescued 27 animals out of two pounds a couple of weeks ago (with some wonderful help), and all those animals have now found forever homes. We even managed to rehome families of cats together, so they didn’t have to suffer more after the trauma they had already been through.
We stretched, we stepped up, and so can you! Work with the rescue groups. Or just adopt straight from the shelter. Get them to safety, whatever it takes.
We have a full house with seven dogs and a multitude of cats, and I just want to say that some animals, like Ben the dog, my two new black cats, and Comet the kitten, are a soul call with a huge heart connection. The rest chose us, and I adore them! But others like Marley the staffy are the animals we take into our home because you know it is the right thing to do. And these are the ones you grow to love and the journey is sweet, deep, meaningful and life enriching. Our beloved Dusty was one of these. Having had a really abusive life and being older, I knew he had to spend time healing here with us. We took him sight unseen.
I’ve done that with many animals.
Marley was a beaten up looking staffy, riddled with fleas, a rough coat, dermatitis, and other health issues (that’s him in the photo, looking pretty happy to be playing with a chew toy). When he first arrived, his face was frozen into a permanent grin in a desperate effort to find someone to love him. He was permanently “on”. He knew being cute and friendly would win him a home.
Except it didn’t.
I saved him with two minutes to spare.
My experience is that here in 2013, the dogs and cats in pounds are extra-ordinary. They are sweet, funny, mystical, deep, deserving, friendly, and super affectionate. So many of them are souls returned. Many of them are our beloved soul friends in animal form, come back to us to help us in this last phase of our healing. They are here to help us grow our wings, and burst open our heart chakras.
Sure there has been an adjustment going on at home. We live in a tiny cottage and have had to keep the cats in quarantine as they came from the pound sneezing with cat flu, and away from new dogs who have been starving and don’t know the rules yet. There is no dog or cat fenced area right now. No kennels. We just have an ordinary, tiny old weatherboard cottage.
Our two original senior cats both came down with cat flu, and we’ve had lots of patient re-educating to do with Marley. But he and Ben are quickly responding to love and care, and aleady Marley’s coat is soft and he smells good – just through diet.
It has been huge and at a time when we also had the Great Gelding of 2013, lost two deeply loved ponies who the Full Moon just swept away, saved a sheep from flystrike (Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner and scissors) and had to put on a happy (relaxed?) face for a film crew that was not my own.
So what I’m saying is that you can stretch even if it doesn’t feel like the “right time”. And if you do , you will be rewarded. Please help the animals in need. That is truly what we are here to do now. Show your humanity!
This is how we build our new world – the one we can be proud of. We just don’t let the authorities kill precious souls, leaving earthbound ghosts, cries in the ethers, and pain in our hearts.
Working together in community, with heart and desire, we can make a huge difference.
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Billie Dean can be found at billiedean.com or wildpureheart.com. Copyright © Billie Dean, 2013. You are welcome to share this article but only in its complete form with author and website attached. Thank you!