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Animal Rescue Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter located in Amarillo, Texas. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society, ASPCA or any other shelter. We receive no state or federal funding or grants. The Animal Rescue Shelter, Inc. relies mainly on donations from the public in order to maintain a healthy, happy environment for our furry friends until they can find loving homes with people like you. All animals adopted from our shelter are spayed/neutered and are current on their vaccinations. We adhere to a strict adoption policy in order to assure that our animals will be placed in a loving, safe home. Reference checking and verification of fences in good repair are an important part of our adoption process.
I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY
by Janine Allen
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel, I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the
back of my pen. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't
want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card, I hoped she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and I want to make a difference
in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that
all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise
to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more humans are out there that haven't walked the corridors. So many more to
be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.