Thursday, May 7, 2009

Your Rescue Stories

One of the highlights of Faith's story is the fact that she has touched so many people; families of students who met her on the first day, people who have read about her in the paper or saw her on tv, and many also who have yet to meet her face to face. Her story of neglect and overcoming extreme odds is a powerful one. Even though her past is devastating, it's nice to see that there are positives that have come out of it.

A few times a week, I will receive emails or read posts regarding animals that our blog's readers have rescued or rehabbed. The stories are heartwarming, they are funny, they can be sad. But each and every one is important. Each one we can learn from, laugh from, cry from.

So here's the plan... Since I'll be away until Sunday night and will have little time to think, let alone post, I'm giving all of you homework! I want you to tell us about your rescue story. Send me a picture and write a little something about an animal that you have rescued or helped rehabilitate. The animal's name, how you came across them, how they changed your life, triumphs and difficulties in their rescue or rehab - whatever you'd like to share! Email them to me at and I'll publish your story right here on Faith's website next week!

I look forward to reading your stories and seeing pictures when I get back from the horse show. Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Mines not so much a rescue, as a lesson for me. I "free-leased" a lovely TB gelding to some 'friends' of mine. I had left town and since the horse was in a community stable, plus my husband was down there frequently, I assumed that if something were wrong, I would find out about it.

    Went for a visit just before the horrible bitter winter came, and saw that this lovely, old "easy keeper" had lost almost all his spare weight and was easily a 2 on the scale. I almost had a heart attack. I was shaking as I called them, they insisted they were feeding him well, he was getting "senior feed", but he was still "fine when we ride him"... and they figured he might just be sick or something.

    Needless to say, we walked into their paddock and took him out without a single thought. I brought him home and within 2 months he was shiny, and well on his way to recovery.

    I dropped the ball with this horse, and my stupidity caused him a great deal of unneccesary pain. I will NEVER make that mistake AGAIN. Even if it was my own family... i'd be checking in EVERY day.