After a long drive, my friend Deb led me down a dusty road to see All Herding Breed Dog Rescue. It’s a farm in Illinois dedicated to saving herding breed dogs trapped in shelters across the country, pulling them off Death Row and finding them loving homes.
Sometimes the dogs aren’t found in the best condition. Expensive heartworm medication and procedures have to be provided to many of the dogs arriving in their care. Touring the grounds at All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, I saw so many dogs being nursed back to health, both physically and emotionally.
While I was there, a car pulled up and dropped off a new rescue. It was a beautiful, tiger striped Catahoula breed. The poor thing was terrified and confused, tail between its legs, completely unaware it had just been saved from being injected with a lethal dose by the shelter which could no longer keep it.
“Where was the shelter?” I asked.
I had no idea there was something like an underground railroad of dedicated, loving volunteers all over the country, handing off dogs from car to car, across thousands of miles sometimes, until a dog is safe at a rescue like this one.
Then I found out this little Catahoula was only one of over four hundred dogs saved at All Herding Breed Dog Rescue in just the past year.
I tried not to let them see me tear up. I thought about my own Aussie. I wanted to race home and hug her.
These workers and volunteers do this every, single day. They don’t do it for the money. In fact, they’re a non-profit. Yet, they work so hard. They save so many lives. We had to help them.
We decided to use some of our proceeds to help support their work.
Thank you so much for joining us! Together, we can save many dogs.