Friday, January 29, 2016

RLRR Beginnings: "Only two days she has a name."

With the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Red Lake Rosie's Rescue achieving non-profit 501(c)(3) status, we were reminiscing about how it all got started. On March 3, 2005 at 4:11 p.m., I made a plea to Lisa at Home for Life Sanctuary for a dog named Rosie.

From: Karen Good
To: Home for Life
Subject: Red Lake Reservation Homeless "Rosie"
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:11:47 GMT
Dear Friend:
I am writing this letter in hopes that you can give "Rosie" a home for life. I work on the Red Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota and have a shelter for abandoned and abused animals. At this time I have 13 dogs in my own home for life. I absolutely cannot bring Rosie home.  
I work as a traveling teacher and go to the community of Ponemah two days per week. She comes to my worksite those two days and gets her meals -- her only meals. She is a female red dog about 5 or 6 years old. She has no one to care for her.
I call her "Rosie" and she waits for me each Tuesday and Thursday for her food and affection. These are the only two days she has a name. I also see evidence of injury when I come to find her; she is cold, hungry, and in pain.

She has made it through the winter, now I beg you to consider Rosie for a place at your facility. She is a wonderful and kind animal. She so appreciates and loves any kindness. Please help me.

I would be willing to transport Rosie and pay a surrender fee if necessary. She has such a strong will to live. I want to help her.
Thank you.

Sincerely yours,
Karen Good 
Within 5 minutes of that plea, I got a call from Colleen. With that call, the window opened to us and we discovered a whole new world of animal rescue people. Before that time, we felt isolated and alone with little or no hope for Red Lake animals.

Within a week, we had funds to purchase a kennel, transport Rosie II to the local vet and get her spayed and vaccinated and moved to the RLRR shelter. She crawled up and out of the kennel on day one and became part of the pack.

From that day on the ball was moving! Thank you, Lisa and Colleen, for opening that window! 

Sincerely, Karen


1 comment:

lisa LaVerdiere said...

Dear Karen and Colleen:

I am so happy to see how much Red Lake Rosie's has grown and to know how many animals have been helped because of you both. Congratulations on this great milestone of 10 years
Lisa & Home for LIfe


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