What an amazing journey. It all started with Cathy at CampCocker quietly going about the hard work of rescuing Cocker Spaniels when she saw a dog in desperate need like so many dogs, except this wasn’t a Cocker, it was a pitt bull. Cathy stepped up, made an amazing video, and Stanley’s rescue started. It’s so inspiring to see how far he’s come in this latest video and the other dogs who have been saved as a result.
But, I think we have to remember he is just one dog. There are thousands out there every day who are also desperately in need of medical care, kindness, and a home. Stanley really isn’t any more special than all those other dogs. Every dog needing rescue has a story, a will to live, a personality, a spirit, and a mind. Please consider adopting a dog instead of purchasing a dog. They’re all special. And your journey with them will be so rewarding.
Lastly, I want to say I do not understand how people can demonize a breed of dog. Stanley has been through hell, but just look at the tail wagging when he gets out of his crate at the airport.
Stanley’s story wouldn’t be possible without these groups and they all need donations including LA Animal Services:
- Los Angeles Animal Services—they have programs to improve the welfare of animals in their shelters, to provide foster homes, for spay/neuter campaigns in low income areas, & to provide medical treatment for “severely injured, abused, and neglected animals rescued by Animal Services”
3 Replies to “Stanley’s Most Recent Update”
Awww, what a nice blog post Sarah. Thank you so much for promoting a positive message about animal rescue. I hope your readers will be inspired to go out there and find their own “Stanley” to make their own special rescue story. Much appreciation for all that you do! Cathy and the rescue doggies
Thank you so much for writing about Stanley! 🙂
Sarah, thank you for the update on Stanley and for running the video of his story because I missed it the first time around. We all need to be reminded again and again of the need to rescue and adopt our pets instead of buying them off the corner of the local big box pet store/discount warehouse parking lot – what we see in southwest Texas.