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JULY $5 WINNER IS.....   Dogs and Cats and ...

Started 7/3/22 by NWFLAFOB; 684 views.
NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

7/6/22

Thanks, Tricia.

We are on an ongoing learning curve with the chickens.  I bought several chicken keeping/health books when we were pondering getting them.  Invaluable resources because getting on the computer in a hurry isn't always easy or quick.  We put her back out  with the rest of the girls yesterday and stood by to watch.  There can sometimes be a readjustment period when one has been removed from the rest and then reintroduced.  Thankfully there was no such problem.  She literally took off running zoomies all over the inside and outside of the coop - up and down ladders, thru the little opening out onto their drop down platform "I'm free, I'm free"!!!  It was so funny.  She joined the  others in a little group and then hopped up onto a roosting pole.   We'll be keeping close watch on her (and her butt!).  Once a prolapse happens, it is quite possible to happen again.  We would be happy if she never tries to lay another one!

DJoAnn

From: DJoAnn

7/7/22

pp'ed donation, but was unable to leave FOB designation.  What a great group!  As always, thank you for doing this every month.  I really do believe we make a difference.

jodie

cigarello

From: cigarello

7/8/22

 Hi: I just donated thru paypal. Nowhere to leave info: re: FOB

I love  the  love  and care that you give all of your animals -----

amycapshaw

From: amycapshaw

7/10/22

Hey Linda

Just sent my donation through PayPal, but I couldn't find any place to note that it was an FOB Donation. 

Thank you for continuing to do this each month. The stories of the overwhelmed rescues and shelters where I live break my heart. Everyone is so in need of support, and I am happy to help.

Take Care and thanks again.

Amy

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NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

7/11/22

Thank you, Jodie!   There's no doubt in my mind our monthly efforts make a difference.  For the individual animals who ultimately receive the benefits whether it be thru food, medicine, even a toy made possible because all of you contribute in Barbaro's honor, the difference is huge!  When you consider how long we've been doing this, we could probably fill a football field with all the critters we've touched in some way.

NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

7/11/22

Thank you, Marilyn.   

Our dogs and cats have always had the very best we could give them.  Now, we have 13 more "children"!!!   It's been quite a learning experience that's for sure.

NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

7/11/22

Amy, thank you so much!

Every day on social media is a horror show of overwhelming numbers of animals in need.  All the rescues I follow say they have never, ever seen it this bad.  I swear I come away with "face book PTSD" if there is such a thing.  When you connect with a pair of eyes, pleading for its life, it's hard to shake.  I cannot even imagine being on the actual front lines of rescue work, day in and day out, facing what these warriors encounter.  

cigarello

From: cigarello

7/11/22

why do you think it has gotten so bad?

I am thinking that during the pandemic people puchased pets and when they went back to work

they just decided to get rid of their pets---

NWFLAFOB

From: NWFLAFOB

7/11/22

That definitely accounts for some of the animals now being abandoned.  I kind of cringed when reading all the happy articles about the increase in adoptions during the lockdowns because I feared what might eventually happen when the novelty wore off.  The overall economy plays an even larger part. As people struggle with higher food, fuel, housing costs for themselves, they start jettisoning things that are not viewed as necessities.  For someone like us, those animals are necessities because they are living, breathing representatives of love that we have chosen to make a part of who we are.  Society as a whole has loosened its sense of moral responsibility.  It's a "perfect storm" for imperfect choices.

cigarello

From: cigarello

7/11/22

Well said----sadly

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