This year alone, little Gump, and thousands more rescued

I will always remember the tiny puppy that spent ten days letting me earn his trust and unconditional love in Memphis. I named him "Gump" after my first rescue dog who also came into my life without knowing trust.

I will always remember the tiny puppy that spent ten days letting me earn his trust and unconditional love in Memphis. I named him "Gump" after my first rescue dog who also came into my life without knowing trust. Little Gump crept closer to me each day I cared for his litter, one step at a time until he finally could sleep in my arms.The author with little "Gump" in Memphis. Nine months of 2011 have quickly passed us by serving up a record number of disasters around the globe! Never has the International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Relief Disasters team seen so many natural and man-made disasters in such a short time devastating so many families and animals. The IFAW ER team has been involved in 24 disasters worldwide helping animals and we stand ready to respond to whatever comes our way next! With your support IFAW is able to help in so many ways. Our team has provided emergency sheltering, water rescue, cruelty investigation support, land search and rescue, and transportation, all as 'boots on the ground' support. In this capacity we have responded to Australia (twice), US (Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota), Japan (twice), and India during these last nine months. Another way that IFAW comes to the aid of animals in disasters is by offering our expertise through assessment work, training, and grant support around the world. Because of your support we have worked diligently in this capacity in Egypt, Canada, US (Missouri, New York, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas), Pakistan, UK (Tristan da Cunha), and at both the Tunis Zoo in Tunisia and Tripoli zoo in Libya. We rescued, fed, sheltered, bandaged, and loved thousands of animals throughout the events I just listed. This unconditional bond in turn rescues their owners from additional grief and stress as they try to put their lives back together following a disaster. This blog is remarkable for me since this is also my first nine months working for the IFAW Emergency Relief Disasters Team. I will always remember the tiny puppy that spent ten days letting me earn his trust and unconditional love in Memphis. I named him "Gump" after my first rescue dog who also came into my life without knowing trust. Little Gump crept closer to me each day I cared for his litter, one step at a time until he finally could sleep in my arms. I know we make a difference; I see it everywhere, one little Gump at a time. I am grateful for your support and kindness. Thank you for opening your hearts to our mission and for letting me share this important message with you. --SW For more information about the International Fund for Animal Welfare effort to save animals in crisis around the world, visit http://ifaw.org

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Anonymous
2 years ago

he is so cute!

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