Sariel, who came to us from a puppy mill nine months ago, was granted her wings this week. She is now a sweet angel of guidance watching over all of the puppy mill dogs and rescuers who need an extra paw in Heaven to lead the way.
After her first vet visit we knew Sariel would not be with us much longer. At only seven years of age mammary cancer from all of the years of over-breeding had already spread to her lymph nodes. There was nothing to be done but make her comfortable and make sure that she lived every day to the fullest. She loved sitting in the sun, just soaking up the rays and enjoying the green grass beneath her paws for the first time. She very much enjoyed the large room she lived in with other dogs needing special care. Her room had huge, plush dog beds and a never-ending supply of staff and volunteers to shower her with love. Although her time was much too short, we made sure that the most was made of it. She knew what it was like to spend hours in the arms of people who loved her. She knew freedom, comfort and love. She was happy.
Although we are very sad that her life was stolen from her by the greed of humans, we will focus on the joyful moments that we were able to provide for her. Her beautiful spirit will live on in us forever, giving us hope and guidance to put an end to puppy mills and rescue as many dogs as we can from horrible situations like hers.
We would like to extend our immense gratitude to you for supporting Hearts United for Animals so that Sariel and others like her can know goodness in their lives, even if for too brief a time. To Sariel it meant the world. She passed in the arms of the only people who ever truly loved and cared for her, a sad but profound gift.
“Out of the ashes of our hopelessness comes the fire of our hope.” – Anne Wilson Schaef