The Star-Herald

The Rescue

A friend of mine, Sue Maynard, recently sent the following article to me and had mentioned how much she enjoyed reading the articles every week in The Star Herald. Sue’s friend in Pennsylvania sends her copies of a small newspaper called “The Fishwrapper,” and she wanted to share this with all of us.

“Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

“I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.  As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

“As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.  

“She got down on her knee and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.  Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

“Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

“I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  Today I rescued a human from despair and loneliness.”

We have many wonderful pets that are anxious to “rescue” you. Stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society or check out our Facebook page.  

Just a reminder that our “Toast to the Animals” wine and beer tasting event will be held Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center.

Please be responsible: spay and neuter your pets.

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” (Ben Williams)

Gloria J. Towle is the secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

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