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Neighbourhood friends

I’ve lived a stone’s throw from the Humane Society since May and though I’ve thought to visit on several occasions, I still hadn’t gotten around to it. So, when my boyfriend suggested it on a whim, I took him up on it with enthusiasm.

Within minutes, we were signing in amongst many others there to visit the animals on a rainy Saturday – some like us just out of curiosity, and others with a plan to adopt a new friend.  We were greeted warmly and ushered to the areas where the dogs are kept.
I was not prepared. Not prepared to see beautiful helpless dogs with sad eyes behind bars. Some approached us brightly with sharp barks, others looked for cuddles as they nuzzled as closely as their cage would allow, others still were so solemn and defeated it seemed to take all their energy to muster even a glance our way.
I’ve never had a pet, but absolutely understand how one falls easily in love with these little souls. I wanted to take every dog home, and shed a tear predicting the fate of some. If you are considering a pet, I urge you to visit your local humane society as a start. And if you are so inclined, they are always looking for volunteers or a donation.
In the meantime, if you’ve adopted your pet from the humane society, I would like to hear from you. Share your stories with us here. You may inspire someone to do the same!


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