December 7, 2020

Dear Wonder Dog Friend,

Together, the whole world is trying to heal from the pandemic and the challenging year. Right now, couldn’t we all use an uplifting story to remind us how valuable life is? I know I could.
I recently got an update about a dog we rescued last year. It made me so happy that I cried. Not only because the update was so wonderful. I remembered how I felt the first time I saw this dog. How the sight of her broke my heart. I’d like to share her story with you.
Honey: The Little Yorkie Who Could

I saw a post on Facebook about a little female, senior dog needing rescue. The pictures showed her to be quite healthy, so we arranged for her transport.

When the dog arrived and I saw her for the first time, I was in shock. The woman who transported her was also visibly upset. There were no words to describe how neglected this helpless little creature looked. I asked the woman who drove her to give her a name. She chose “Honey”.
Honey was emaciated, and she only weighed 2 pounds. Her spine was curled over. Her skin was crusty and dry. The smell coming from her mouth was horrible. She likely wasn’t eating because it was too painful.
Immediately, we got her to the hospital. The vet could not believe how damaged her eyes were. They were beyond repair. He recommended emergency surgery to remove her eyes and also to remove all the rotten teeth.

Post-surgery, I wanted a safe, loving space for Honey to stay where she would get round-the-clock TLC and dedicated attention. Al and Carrie were happy to be Honey’s foster parents.
When they saw her, they said she looked like she was dying. “She even smelled like death,” Al said. After a few days with Honey, he realized “she still had some spunk and a great will to live!”
Al and Carrie patiently helped Honey heal from surgery and grow stronger. Al recalls, “As she put on weight eating high quality food, her spine evened out significantly, her coat started to come in, and she became downright SASSY!”

After six months with a foster family, Honey was ready to love again. Carrie and Al knew it was time she found her forever home.

It didn’t take long for someone to fall in love with Honey. That someone was named Alexandria.
Alexandria and “Honeybee” are blissfully in love and regularly stay in touch with Al and Carrie.

Alexandria reports, “She is still sassy, she travels a lot, she goes horseback riding, her fur is even more luxurious, and she looks younger everyday. She loves to snuggle with her dad, play with other dogs, and even meditates with Mom.”

Every dog rescued can have a new beginning, just like Honey.
Wonder Dog Rescue relies on your support.
That’s why we are humbly asking for your help to raise $40,000.
You donation means we’ll have the funds to:
  • Say yes to homeless dogs at risk of being euthanized at shelters.
  • Provide medical attention to our rescued dogs.
  • Make improvements to our facilities and staffing.
  • Most importantly… save more lives in 2021!

Please help us meet our fundraising goal of $40,000. Despite a challenging year, every life you saved reminds us how important it is to keep going.

Shanta, Molly, Wei Wei, Fern, Max, Bandit, Chance, Hokum.
These are just a few names of the many lives you saved in 2020.

We hope you choose to continue your support for Wonder Dog Rescue so together we can create more happy new beginnings like Honey’s!

With much gratitude,
Linda Beenau
Wonder Dog Rescue
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