This is the tale of a very special dog, named Anew. A dog that quickyl found a very special place in my heart. I am hoping, after reading this blog description, you will understand why it is that I have set this blog up. I invite you not to read this heartwarming true story of Anew's Tale.
I guess you could say I was in the right place at the right time. That I was meant to be there that day...meant to find, and help him. Here is the true tale of Anew.
One day, shortly after Easter 2007, my mother and I went to a local kennel. Mind you, I had not been to a kennel in YEARS, and so, I thought the whole experience would be BEYOND fantastic. I would get to see so many cute animals. So many adorable faces. I could not wait.
It wasn't until I got there that reality kicked in. Like a slap to the face. This was NOT a fun place! Sure, there were TONS of cute animals to look at. Dogs, Cats, Bunnies, Even some Chickens, and Turtles. But, when I looked at them, I could not find happiness anywhere within. All I wanted to do, right from the time I first stepped foot in the kennel, was cry.
The first (and, as it turns out, only) room I went to sat at the front corner of the kennel. The door was marked with a sign...Puppies & Other Small Dogs. As I opened the door, and went inside, I was greeted by a loud mass of numerous barks. All the dogs rushed to the fronts of their cages, and peered out, barking as loud as they possibly could. All, that is, except for one.
He sat in a cage on top of two others. Sat, in the back, absolutely quiet. His eyes looked at me with hope, but other then that, he was just a shadow compared to the other dogs.
It was then, as I looked at him, that I had a desire to hold him. As he was being pulled from his cage, the worker told me his time was ALMOST up. And, judging by the sheet on the door of his cage, nobody had even once considered adopting him.
As he was pulled out, I noticed something I had not noticed before. On one of his front legs, there was a cast. The worker handed him to me, and he quickly nestled into my arms, as if he had done so a thousand times before. He lay there, next to my chest, and looked up at me with eyes that begged to take him home. What choice did I have?
As the adoption papers were filled out, I was told that the cast was a soft cast, and therefore, the injury was most likely just a sprain. The cast would come off, and his leg would be fine. Needless to say, I was smiles the whole way through filling out the papers. And, smiles as I drove home. Sadly, that is where the smiles end.
When I got home, there was a message waiting for me on my phone. It was from the kennel. They had called to let me know that the injury had been looked at, and it was, in fact, worse then just a sprain. MUCH MUCH worse. A compound facture was wrapped up in that cast. It would need IMMEDIATE medical care, and the bill was too pricey for me to even begin to cover. The kennel told me that if I could not cover veterinary care, they could not adopt him out, and that he, MY dog, would be euthanized.
MY DOG WAS GOING TO DIE!!!
I had two days to save his life. They could not put him down until my two day hold on him was up. TWO DAYS. In those two days, I did not eat...I couldn't. All I could do was cry, as I retold my story to numerous animal help organizations, begging for help. The total number of calls int 2 days. You may think 50 calls...maybe 60. NO! 258 phone calls in two days.
I am glad to say that my persistence paid off. Many groups came to my aide, helping me with the vet bills. Helping me to save my dog, and bring him where he TRULY belongs...Home!
I have found such a WONDERFUL friend in him...The dog that nobody else wanted. The dog that was seemingly doomed to death. This dog has become such a precious piece of my life. And, every day, I am thankful I was there at that shelter that day. And, I am thankful for all the numerous non-profit animal groups which cam to my assistance.
After reading the true story above, I hope you have found yourself moved. I am very happy that my Anew made it out of that shelter, got fixed up, and came HOME. Had it not been for the help of countless non-profit groups, this story would NOT have turned out to have the happy ending it has. And, it is by this that I have decided to open up Anew's Tale...a brand new webstore.
This webstore is NOT a get rich quick scheme I am trying to pull. Please do not think that it is. Rather, it is my way to try to help other animals find equally happy endings as my dog has found.
Each item sold at Anew's Tale helps out many non-profit animal help groups. A percentage of all profits (20% for items unde $10, and 40% on items 10% and up) will be donated to non-profit animal help groups, to make sure that they can continue to help out animals.
This blog will be filled with all the latest news from Anew's Tale. It will hold entries about new items, items that are popular, and the such.
I thank you for taking time to share the story above with me. I hope that you will visit my webstore, and look around at the many adorable products I sell. And remember, as you browse, by shopping at Anew's Tale, you are shopping for a cause!
ML STEVENS-Owner, Anew's Tale