How far would you go to save a life of a shelter dog? Would you be willing to go beyond what most people would do, or what could be expected?
Most of us tend to focus on our own needs, and prioritize the things that meet those needs. But there are still many people out there who would give up everything just to help someone, or to help an aging dog.
Christina Morgan is the founder of Paw Works in Ventura County, California. She has made it her mission to partner with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life.
This story begins with a social media post that Christina Saw.
The post read, “Super Urgent. Sweet gal dumped today at the age of 18 (!) at Social Kill Shelter (Lancaster) – Please redeem the species by rescuing, adopting, sharing her. This is too much.”
The dog the post was referring to was Jaripo, an 18-year-old female Pomeranian who was left at the Lancaster Animal Care Center.
When Christina read that no one was responding to help the poor dog, she knew that it was up to her. She dropped everything and hurried to step up.
Then she said, “To heck with it! It’s pouring rain. My husband was like, ‘Are you nuts?”’ The next thing she knew, she was on a 2-hour drive, going as fast as she could to save the dog.
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