Sunday, February 19, 2012

Honey's Story

Honey at Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital
Safe in rescue with Pet Haven!

Reflections by Marilou, Board Member of Pet Haven Inc of Minnesota, President of MnPAW (Minnesota Partnership for Animal Welfare) and Co-Founder of Leech Lake Legacy (a collaborative effort to help dogs and cats at Leech Lake Reservation)

On Monday, 2/13 Honey was hit by a car and left to die. Through the efforts of so many and the collaboration of Leech Lake Legacy and Pet Haven, sweet Honey has been given a new beginning. Pet Haven, acted quickly, took her into their foster program, ensured she had the necessary medical care and on Thursday, 2/16 had surgery to repair her broken leg. Honey’s overall care will cost Pet Haven almost $5,000.  We believe she’s worth it, and we hope you will too. The following video was created to share Honey’s story  …  she is loved deeply and despite all she’s been through has the most incredible gentle spirit and even looks like she’s smiling J

If the full screen of the video isn't showing up on your monitor click here to open up the video in a separate screen.

I’ve debated on how best to share Honey’s story and decided to simply share links to my personal blog where I share from my heart, her story, the importance of all of us working together on behalf of these precious animals and how so many in the community stepped up to advocate for Honey, the close call and the struggles of those of us in the front line of animal rescue, and how an injured stray dog up at a Reservation 3 hours north of here touched the hearts of so many. 

Please consider making a contribution to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000. Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated. Click here to make a donation.  We would also like to thank and acknowledge a very generous donation from an anonymous donor in the Rochester, MN area. Many, many thanks!!!

To read more about Honey’s story:

Reflections on Tuesday, 2/14 when it’s unclear whether Honey can be saved.

Reflections Wednesday, 2/15 AFTER Pet Haven steps up to take Honey into their foster program!

We will continue to share updates on Honey as she recovers from her surgery. Consider following us on the Pet Haven facebook fan page for regular updates.

A special thanks to everyone who played a part in Honey’s rescue. This rescue definitely took a village!! Here are just a few who played a key role:

To Natasha (good Samaritan) who stopped to save Honey; to Rory (Leech Lake Reservation Animal Control Officer); to Jenny Fitzer (Leech Lake Legacy); Nancy O and Barb W for transporting Honey on such short notice to the cities; to Bemidji Animal Care Center; to Dr. Cameron and the staff at Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital; to Mary Ann (Pet Haven board member) for taking the lead and thinking creatively and quickly to ensure Honey came into Pet Haven’s foster program quickly and got the needed care; to the Pet Haven dog division leadership team for their flexibility and willingness to react and respond to an urgent situation; to Pet Haven board of directors for their willingness to take on the care of Honey and her medical expenses; to Dinie for your willingness to foster Honey through her healing and recovery; to Metropolitan Veterinary Referral Services; to everyone who helped spread the word about Honey’s story.

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