Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Down to the bone, straight to the heart - grace note

Candlelight vigil tonight Wednesday 3.4.09 in Raleigh, NC at 7 pm. Down to the bone, straight to the heart. Many of you know about this story. In Wilkes County, NC 145 Pit bulls were destroyed on February 17, 2009. Approximately 75 were puppies. 127 were seized on December 10, 2008 in a bust. 18 were born since the raid, and - if their Moms made it to Wilkes County animal control - nursed like puppies everywhere do. They didn't know they were fighters. They didn't know they would become part of a horrible stain on the magnificent quilt of animal rights in this country. One of those little guys is - was - less than 12 weeks old. I don't know his name. Grandmother Earth and Grandfather Sky do. When you open the Winston Salem Journal link that chronicles this story you will see a lot of comments. At the end. Perhaps we - all - need to read those comments. Of course there are many pressing concerns each of us face every day. And not unlike The Little Prince some of us may well have matters of great importance to attend to. But really we all in our own way now are honoring the fallen. We honor them and we honor ourselves by bearing witness. Because there is no happy ending rehabilitation for these guys. No pictures in Sports Illustrated, no chance to become a therapy dog like HECTOR. No trip to Dogtown at Best Friends in Utah. Where they would have received all the time and respect any dog could dream of. No getting to know the guys at BAD RAP who would have moved heaven hell and just about anything in between to help. Please don't forget these guys. Maybe this story doesn't have the legs of the Michael Vick story. Maybe the photo ops aren't there. For anyone. Certainly not for the dogs. But this story cuts down to the bone and straight to the heart. Please support the coalition partners, BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls), Animal Farm Foundation, Villa Lobos Rescue Center, Downtown Dog Rescue, The Sula Foundation and Our Pack. Sphere: Related Content

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