Friday, May 18, 2012

Horrific News In St. Louis, Yet Heartwarming Outpourings

This week in St. Louis, Missouri, news broke of 5 tortured dogs found.  Dead.  The discovery was by Stray Rescue of St.Louis after a call about a dog hanging out a window.  The area this happened in is littered with boarded up former homes/apartments.  The pathetic playground of very troubled individuals.

The story of the dogs, along with the images, is on the nightly news and in the wires.  I won’t go into details because I cannot.  It brings me too much pain.  But it can be read at the link above.

As dog lover, I will admit to feeling utter rage at the acts committed.  And I pray those responsible are found and charged.  And locked up, not just for what they did to these angels, but because what was committed against these poor animals exposes a nature equally capable of doing the same to a human.

Yet out of all this tragedy, human kindness rears its head.  And its heart.  And it is glorious.

Stray Rescue, out of their own strained coffers, was offering a $5,000 reward to help capture those responsible.  Within days, that reward jumped to $10,000, with donations coming from around the U.S. and Canada.

Today, they received a 500 Euro donation from an animal organization in the U.K.

I revel in the animal lovers’ community, who opened their hearts and their wallets to help.

Overwhelming what people can do when they truly care.

Blessings to all.

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