Meet Barney. He came to us terrified and starving with a broken hip. He is currently healing in foster care. We realize that, during these difficult times, we are all afraid and suffering the stress of social isolation. However, we ask that you take a moment to...
“Nothing,” English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once attested, “is so contagious as enthusiasm.” Well, spend five minutes with Georgie Waite and you’ll be sure to come down with one serious case of “fur-vor” for every dog and cat on the planet. Georgie Waite, Shelter...
On July 26, 2017, Corporal Jeff DeYoung carried his best friend, Cena – a 10-year-old black Labrador Retriever and Retired Combat Marine — past the solemn crowd, which had gathered quietly beneath a grey cloudy sky in Muskegon, Michigan. They boarded the USS LST 393 — a decommissioned Navy ship, which now serves as a Veterans Museum. Cena was lame with terminal cancer. Aboard the ship, a veterinarian was waiting to end Cena’s pain.
Three rounds of rifle fire cracked the air. Then silence.
A lone bugler breathed the sacred notes to “Taps.”