By now, you’ve heard the story and seen the pictures from the raid on Napier’s Animal Sanctuary. While the situation was bracing and conditions horrific, the good news is that thanks to the people committed to animal rescue – those cats, horses and dogs and other animals are now out. They are being treated with love and kindness and much needed medical care.
The damage caused primarily caused by just two people affecting hundreds of defenseless animals will now take hundreds of hours and hundreds of people to make right. For some of the pets it is too late.
But for those pets who survived, they are now in limbo. As evidence in a court case, they can not be adopted but will be cared for until a legal resolution is found. The thanks spans across our counties to the shelters and rescues leading the charge, Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, Florida Boxer Rescue, Manatee County Animal Services and the many others who swung into action when they got the call.
In an effort to support the local rescue groups, we’ve organized a team to walk in support of Humane Society of Manatee’s Paws in Motion on March 8th at the Bradenton River Walk. If you’d like to walk with us, the fee is $25.00 with funds going to the medical treatment, food and housing for pets. If you’d like to walk with us click here to join the team. If you are busy that day – or just don’t want to commit to walking you can still help by donating to the cause – click here, and then the donate button. You will know that you helped, and naturally no amount is too small. Five dollars can mean several meals for a dog or a cat.
The situation is dire, and it’s only our community and the unbelievable commitment of animal loving citizens, rescue workers and volunteers that are holding this all together.
Many Wags to All,
Mary Lou Davidson