Shakespeare—a small, black Schipperke puppy required multiple surgeries to repair his broken jaw. Shakespeare was seriously injured when he was hit by a car and his family, unable to afford his care, was faced with the unpleasant choice of euthanasia until Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue stepped in to offer its assistance.Dr. McCollough and her staff performed multiple surgeries to repair his shattered muzzle and then was rehabilitated until he was as good as new! Now Shakespeare healed beautifully and is now in his forever home with his new Dad!
Dear Haile Plantation Pet Rescue,
It was Thanksgiving again at Christmas…….
Recently my wife and I have found a great local animal rescue in Haile Plantation called Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue. There are other compassionate animal rescue facilities out there to be sure. All shelters give the animals another chance in life, but this facility takes compassion to another level. We were introduced to a little Beagle/Dachshund mix named ...Opi, chocolate in color and full of vinegar. Kirk Eppenstein Executive Director of Haile’s Angels had recently rescued Opi from another facility because Opi’s time had run out. With an extremely severe yeast infection on his stomach, and testing positive for heartworms, none of the other rescues could take him. He couldn’t bare to leave Opi there and have him put down, so he brought Opi to Haile’s Angels. We are so grateful he did.
Opi is now our Toby. We have lost two dogs to old age in the last couple of years. While they can never be replaced in our hearts, Toby is writing his own chapter already. In our current disastrous economy, animals are sometimes the first to be displaced. Coming from an orphanage myself, I can testify that it is scary to be suddenly ripped from your home and placed far away from everything familiar. Of course, some rescue dogs were never even lucky enough to have a home to begin with. While we may not be able to fix the economy, perhaps we can fix a broken life either by adoption or by a gift as small as $10.00 or even $15.00.
In the appalling economic climate of the last few years, it can sometimes be a little hard to be generous. Every benevolent organization is sending out requests for donations and most are experiencing major shortfalls. For animal organizations, the road may be even bumpier. I prefer to give to local organizations that can be easily monitored with a short trip to their facility. I also like to know that if I give as little as $5.00 to an animal rescue organization that it is spent mainly on the animals’ care and not on advertising or administrative fees.
There could be another Toby out there who needs just one more week for that special person to see how unique he is. Thanks to Dr. McCollough, Kirk and the other folks at Haile’s Angels for being that last safety net.
John T (Toby’s Dad)
We're still excited to welcome miss Leelu into our home and with the way she's catching on, she's gonna be a fantastic house dog in no time! Both I and Randall are very grateful for your cooperation and helping us to adopt Leelu, I've attached a few photo's of her adventures since arriving in Alaska, lol, she's still unsure how to deal with snow drifts, especially after she jumped up on one and fell face first into the snow!
~Sarah & Randall