By isak, March 25, 2010
That’s about all she was to anyone… except someone gave her the name Petra. Her photo was taken to put on the internet with the others.
She appeared on my Facebook page last Friday evening. She and the others in the post were from a shelter in the Dallas area. Their time was nearing an end; they were the “urgents.” As are so many by the time they hit Facebook.
Always my first thought is that I want to take them all. But how would that be possible? I already have several.
So what can I do to help them?
I hit the SHARE button at the bottom of the post and added their info to my network of friends. It’s the least I can do… and maybe someone will adopt one.
Within a few minutes, someone messages me. She has seen Petra’s photo and wants to adopt her. How can she do it? Is it even possible? She lives in San Antonio — five hours from Dallas.
My first response is YES! Because I KNOW this can be done.
On her fifth try, Karrie reaches someone at the shelter who verifies that Petra is still there. She takes Karrie’s info and puts a hold on Petra. Over the next few hours, a rescue group steps up and arranges to pull the little dog on Sunday. A foster comes forward who will foster her overnight Sunday night. And at noon on Monday, transport starts for Petra’s trip from Dallas to San Antonio.
At 3 pm Monday, Petra — renamed Vimba which means “Hope” in Shona — arrives at her new home.
The power of sharing via social media saved this pup’s life… a happenstance connection on Facebook.
But there are more in need in all areas.
Do these pets a favor and share messages about animals in need. You never know when your message might save a life! And it costs you nothing… just a few minutes of your time.