For 8 years, the Nelsons have opened the doors of their home to dogs from a Wyoming shelter, especially those considered unmanageable, to prepare them for adoption. The couple just welcomed their 100and canidae, an animal recently rescued with about fifty others.
Bashful is the 100and dog cared for Amy and Steve Nelsonhost family living in Kimball in Nebraska, reported Cowboy State DailyTuesday, May 3.
This Mastiff mix is one of 58 dogs rescued from a home in southern Cheyenne in the neighboring state of Wyoming. In a few days, his attitude and his state of mind have radically changed thanks to the love and the attention offered to him by this couple of canine lovers. ” The first night he was hiding in his cubicleactually says Amy. Now he is really starting to come out of his isolation and show himself to be a player. »
Since 2014, she and her husband have been welcoming dogs on behalf of the association Black Dog Animal Rescue whose refuge is at Cheyennealthough a hundred kilometers separate them from it. Amy and Steve take care of 12 to 15 quadrupeds each year, taking care not to take care of more than 2 at a time. Not only because it is the rules imposed by the association, but also because the Nelson already have 3 adopted dogs.
It was one of those who had inspired them and made them want to welcome others to help them find a loving family forever. It is Naz, a fearful chocolate Labrador Retriever from another shelter. ” He was afraid of his shadow. If we hadn’t given him a chance, he wouldn’t have come out of the shelter he was in. », says Amy.
“We take those who are at the bottom of the kennel”
The couple gladly accepts the most difficult cases, suspicious or even aggressive dogs, because they know that they often represent their last chance. ” We take those who are at the bottom of the kennel or those who charge people when they pass in front of them “explains the volunteer. Her and Steve open the doors of their homes to animals of any breed, but they have a preference for Pitbulls, because they suffer greatly from their reputation.
” Sometimes it’s really heartbreaking when they leavecontinues Amy. Other times you are better prepared for them to be adopted. We have great relationships with people who adopt our dogs and I hear from them all the time. »
The Nelson wish to encourage as many families as possible to imitate them by also welcoming dogs in difficulty. This really makes a difference for the latter, who can thus hope to be adopted later.
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