Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This morning on my personal Facebook page I asked for people who believed in prayer to send up prayers for me, and promised a blog post later. What I had in the works was a "game changer" for Wigzi the little feral dog.
For the last 3 weeks I have not noticed any real change in Wigzi's rehabilitation progress. He still runs from me, is scared to death, and has not bonded with a single human.
I have combed the internet sending email after email, talking on the phone to rescue after rescue, trying to find Wigzi a place that would work with him. A place that would give him all the time and patience that he needed to learn to trust people and a place that would give him a quality of life if rehabilitating him wasn't possible.
I did receive one "yes" last week from a rescue in upstate New York, but it just felt off. The rescue was quick to say yes in regards to admitting him to their program but I felt like I was trying to stuff a round peg into a square hole. I might have succeeded in finding Wigzi a place to go, but my fear was it wouldn't be the right fit for him. I am a huge believer that the more you push against the universe, the universe will push back and trying to arrange transport between a transport group in conjunction with the receiving rescue was too much for me to handle! (I am a concrete kinda girl that needs exact times and dates when making plans...) This paired with the fact that I am leaving to go on a 10 day camping trip with The Reluctant Farmer's family, of who I have never met, was nearly enough to make me come unglued!
So, in a last ditch effort to find Wigzi a home, The Reluctant Farmer found a sanctuary in Nebraska that looked AMAZING! I contacted them and they promised me they would discuss Wigzi's case this morning with their directors and let me know of their decision afterwards.
Today at lunch I received word that the miracle Wigzi needed was indeed happening. Wigzi will be on his way to Hearts United for Animals, in Nebraska.
Here's what they say about themselves:
Hearts United for Animals is a no-kill shelter, sanctuary and animal welfare organization dedicated to the relief of suffering. We take the creatures who are lost, afraid, hungry or ill and comfort them, give them a warm soft bed, good food, medical care and most of all, love.
Hearts United for Animals is not a typical shelter. The dogs share large yards where they romp and play with friends. We know and love every one of our dogs. Every dog at Hearts United for Animals has been altered and is current on heathcare. We can tell you in detail about their personalities, likes and dislikes.
Hearts United for Animals is located on 65 acres, and is a place of happiness, joy and love. Everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs. Our primary concern is what will make them happy. We take dogs who have been abused, and we heal their bodies and their hearts. Hearts United is a place to celebrate the joy of life.
Today my prayers were answered and in 48 hours we will start our journey to Kansas, via Nebraska, where a very deserving little dog will start the next chapter of his life. I haven't been able to stop crying tears of happiness today, and I am in awe of the miracle that has unfolded for Wigzi.
You know that feeling you get when you know when something is right?! This is right. This is exactly how this is supposed to unfold. I can feel it!