I’ve cried so many tears during the last week over the senseless killing of Cecil the Lion.
When stories of animal cruelty appear, I am often so sickened by them that I cannot even bear to read them or view the videos.
Intellectually I understand that awareness brings about change. I know that avoiding bad news is not the answer; and yet, my heart aches so much that I force my eyes shut and turn away. And such is my self-preservation.
Today I quickly glanced at a post sent by a friend who I know to be an animal activist. I almost passed it by, my heart not ready for any more stories about yet another mistreated animal. But my eyes were drawn to the story of Rusty Diamond nonetheless.
Rusty Diamond was discovered by a good Samaritan who made friends with the clearly neglected dog.
He is one of the lucky ones.
Someone cared enough to take a chance on rescuing him.
I needed this today. My heart needed re-enforcing with a good news story. I know that there are many other pets out there who need rescuing. We help them one by one. I am grateful for every effort that rescuers make to give neglected animals a second chance at love and life.
Please watch and share in my joy that Rusty Diamond met a kinder future. This is a reminder that we must not give up on human nature, or on the animals who need a kind word and helping hand.
Source: Little Things.com
Author: Monika Carless
Editor: Renée Picard