Friday, April 11, 2014

A Sweet Baby Named Amos

We can't begin to tell you how many times we've skimmed our Facebook news feed and come across heartbreaking photos of abused and neglected animals. The images are difficult to look at and the urge to press our eyelids tight is there...but we don't. These pictures burn an irreparable image in our brain. We have no shame in admitting our faces have been drenched with tears as we're flooded with a myriad of emotions.

The sweet babies who do survive such horrific nightmares are the ones being cared for in shelters and foster homes. A copious amount of people with big hearts come together and provide medical treatment, food, medications, a warm bed, food, water, etc.

A couple of days ago, this sweet baby caught our attention. He was found in Preston, Connecticut and was immediately brought to All Friends Animal Hospital for medical attention. With about 80% of his fur gone and thin as a rail, it was obvious that he had been neglected for quite some time.

The Preston shelter named him Amos. We reached out to a few contacts who put us in touch with the amazing Preston ACO. We made arrangements to spread some Bodacious Biscuit Love the following day. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Due to Amos's skin condition, he's on a very strict diet. Our biscuits are all natural so they had the green light.

We fully expected a quick visit to hand over the biscuits, make arrangements for more biscuit deliveries and be on our way. There was a speck of hope that we'd be able to see him however, Amos had just arrived at the shelter and the protocol is to let a pup settle in for a day or so before allowing visitors.

Much to our surprise, we were able to see Amos. On more than one occasion, we both fought back tears. We couldn't even begin to imagine what this poor baby had been through. To see a pup with fur that's severely underweight is one thing...but a pup with very little fur is another. However, despite what Amos had endured, he greeted us with such warmth. We fed him biscuits, he got a little playful and he adored all of the attention. This sweet baby is an absolute love.

We stayed for a little over an hour enjoying a tour and conversation with the ACO, Patty. Amos followed us around, sat beside us and ate his biscuits with gusto. By the time we left, there was a sense of relief. Amos is in good hands and he's on the path of recovery. We also added Preston to our list of shelters to receive Bodacious Biscuit Love as needed.

Amos has captured the hearts of many. A day or so after we visited, Amos received some handmade blankets from Megan...a wonderful woman from Montana! She got 'em shipped all the way to Connecticut in 2 days.

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