What an exciting start to the new year! The snow, the animals, the emergencies– thank you to everyone who has helped out in the last few weeks, together we have been working hard to save animal’s lives!
We started the new year off with a re-home of George the sweet pit bull mix when his foster mom (and one of our best Home Visit Volunteers) broke her foot- Andrea, we all hope you feel better soon! We also organized a foster of two cats whose owner is going into the hospital for in-patient cancer treatment. Thank you for overseeing that drop-off, Sarah. We answered three emergency calls- one that needed a foster for two cats off the euthanasia list at ACCT, and two for beloved dogs whose owners needed emergency hospital stays. With all this activity, we have already placed seven animals in new foster homes this year!
We also had the first reunion of the new year last week! Master Sergeant Michael had been in Quatar for the last 6 months, serving his last tour before retirement. His two dogs, Bandit and Ruger, are both rescues from his travels and usually stay with friends or family during his deployments. This time Michael had no one who could watch them– and was facing losing his best friends on his last trip overseas. PACT connected him with Gin and John, who run a pumpkin and christmas tree farm. They welcomed the two dogs with open arms, sending Michael regular updates on their antics while he was away, which he would print out and hang on his wall to remind him of home and what he worked so hard to protect. On Friday Michael came home, held his two loving boys again, and told them that he will never, ever have to leave them again.
These are the reasons we do this important work, and we could not ease the minds of patients and soldiers, and facilitate these amazing reunions, without your help. Thank you for everything that you do- spreading the word of PACT to people who need us, fostering animals in need, or donating to support the long days and constant maintenance that this service requires. Our growth and ability to provide help to people and animals in need is entirely dependent on the support we get from people like you, who believe in our important mission: supporting our sick, and serving our military, by saving their pets.