Oklahoma City, OK – When Michelle Roller discovered Percy, a Rat Terrier, sitting in a cage watching dogs being killed at an animal control facility, she knew that she had to act.
Not having the permission of the rescue organization that she had recently started volunteering for, she pulled the young dog anyway – knowing that he was suffering as he watched the dogs being killed – knowing that he would be killed next.
But her effort to save his life caused her to get in over her head.
The one added dog, on top of her own dogs, in addition to her current fosters – was just too much. She didn’t have the necessary tools to properly foster him – she was tired – she was frustrated – she needed help.
After another rescue organization read about Michelle and Percy – they stepped in and did just that – helped her when she needed it the most.
The Bella Foundation contacted Michelle and let her know that they were willing to help Percy.
The Bella Foundation took Percy into their foster system – helped to get him listed as an adoptable pet on the internet, and reached out to Michelle to offer her the moral support necessary for her to stay on board in the rescue community.
Another local rescue organization stepped in as well. Friends with four paws offered to pay for Percy’s neuter surgery.
Fostering can be difficult – especially for those individuals who are new to the job.
One of the most important parts of rescue volunteer work is having the complete support of the rescue organization. Sometimes a volunteer just needs to have someone there to answer questions, offer advice, or simply – to listen.
Many thanks to everyone that reached out to Michelle and Percy – and especially, to the Bella Foundation and Friends with Four Paws for stepping forward to take these two under their wing.
Watching rescue organizations step forward to lend a helping hand when it’s needed the most provides for a happy tail indeed!
Read Michelle and Percy’s initial story at this link.
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