Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." While there are many people devoted to caring for animals, unfortunately, there are many who seem devoted to hurting and killing them. Chicago has been following the story of Petunia, a young pregnant pitt bull who was purposely set on fire and left on the side of the road to die. She was found and people at the Pittie Rescue did everything they could to save her, but she died this morning. Her puppies thankfully survived. This is just one of the stories about Petunia and it is rather graphic as is the picture below: http://wrbw.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/21832560/pregnant-pit-bull-found-badly-burned-expected-to-recover.
It is so hard to understand how people can do this to animals and of course, it is equally hard to understand the cruelty that is inflicted upon humans. For all who have a special place in their hearts for animals, it is heartbreaking. A dog gives you its heart and soul and all it wants in return is affection and care. They are helpless in the hands of cruel humans. For every animal that is mistreated, we fall behind in achieving what Gandhi envisioned for a nation.
The volunteers who tried so hard to save Petunia, and other dogs like her, deserve our thanks. They volunteer with Pittie Rescue and this is the link to their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/ItsAPittieRescue. You can help and make a difference. They need foster homes for dogs, people to adopt and love them, and donations. Even $5 helps and is appreciated.
My husband has an art gallery in Chicago and we are planning to have a fund raiser for this organization. It will not be until late fall or early 2014 as we are currently residing in Mexico City. The plan is to have a silent auction of many different items as well as donated art work. I will post when the fund raiser will take place when I know the date.
In the meantime, every time you hug your dog, or give it a treat, remember how many animals never know that type of love or never receive a treat in their lives. We have made progress but we must do better!