EAST FLOWFIELD – Hope is the knowledge of light where there is darkness. And when dawn returns, shattering the beauty of the depths of the night, this soft, quiet, poetic change once again powerfully reinforces the power of faith over despair.
Yet dogs mourn their owners. And not all separations are unnaturally cruel. For far too many dogs, those who are criminally abused, the story of their suffering is even worse and often beyond imagination.
Visit any animal shelter and most, if not all, recently abandoned dogs are shaking uncontrollably. There is the fear of the unknown compounded by the shocking sense of grief over the loss. It’s traumatic. However, in some ways they are the luckiest.
Always for an abandoned dog, and even mistreated, like the rising sun at dawn, hope is reborn.
“Hope – we named her Hope,” said Geoff Player, media liaison for LaMancha Animal Rescue on Doe Run Road near Coatesville.
“She came to LaMancha after devastating conditions. She was dumped near a vet’s office with a collar built in; so tight that his neck was greatly enlarged and swollen,” he recalls.
Hope had suffered noticeable trauma, probably a lack of shelter, food and water given with regular care, and she was in terribly deplorable physical condition.
“She could barely breathe or eat,” Player said.
Fortunately, kind people in Kentucky saved Hope from another moment of suffering. She spent weeks with a wonderful vet during her initial recovery, whose name was unavailable at the time of publication.
The player said the vet gave the abandoned pup hope. “Recovering, recovering and learning to be loved, she had hope, they had hope,” Player said. “She went into foster care to recover, and they gave her hope. She came to LaMancha, and we all fell in love, we gave her hope. She is Hope.
Hope is a mixed breed dog and is looking for her fur today. His exact age is unknown.
In March, Player said it took rescuers three days to trap her after she was abandoned at the Kentucky Veterans Clinic. Part of the reason it took so long is that she was so sick, sickly, and extremely disoriented due to the collar embedded around her swollen neck.
When a collar is on a dog too long and too tight, the item restricts blood flow to the dog’s eyes and ears and creates further damage elsewhere along the neck and throat, even affecting the whole body. of the dog and, of course, the whole animal. welfare.
“Once in the vet’s office, they kicked into high gear,” Player said. “She suffered from a terrible body infection, a direct impact from the encrusted necklace around her neck, which was very swollen. At that time, it was difficult for her to eat, drink and breathe because of the injury.
“She spent weeks at the vet healing,” Player said.
“Hope is an amazing girl,” he said.
“She came to us scared, alone, abandoned, forgotten, hopeless, confused, defeated, on death’s doorstep and in need of LaMancha’s love and rehabilitation,” Player said.
Hope has a beautiful spirit and a love to share despite the unfathomable trauma she has endured, he said.
The rescue center is on a 45-acre farm on Doe Run Road in East Fallowfield Township, a few miles from Coatesville. Every day, songbirds float and fly carefree here, eating seeds and drinking fresh water kindly left for them at the historic farmhouse that sits at the heart of the property. The birds sing happily here.
Many animals live on the property as long-term rescues, including horses, goats, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and a beautiful emu which, after an ostrich, is the second largest existing bird. today.
Thirteen dogs live on the sanctuary grounds long term. As they drive to the farm, several darlings will greet visitors with cheerful barks and warm kisses.
Today, there are nearly 50 dogs and puppies up for adoption at LaMancha. There are also 30 cats available to be placed in their furry homes. Adoption is by appointment only.
“Hope is sweet, happy, playful, dog friendly, affectionate, loving, caring, loves toys, her neck is back to normal,” Player said. “She also loves water. Hope is an absolute pleasure to spend time with and empowers others with the power of unconditional love.
LaMancha began rescuing animals in 2001, before becoming a non-profit organization in 2005. Over the past 20 years, LaMancha has rescued nearly 15,000 animals. Over 100 volunteers help LaMancha operate.
“We love our daughter Hope, our water baby and our lover of life,” Player said. “We have so much hope for his future.”
Moreover, Candy the husky tripod was adopted. She just got home this morning