A recent Facebook posting stated “10,000 animals will lose their lives in shelters today, what are you doing about it?” Why so many animals end up in shelters is the million dollar question. Perhaps people are living with the myth that turning an animal over to a shelter does not create any hardship whatsoever for the animal or the shelter workers. Perhaps they just don’t care that their irresponsible actions do have a lasting impact on those that are out there day in and day out trying to care for everyone’s unwanted animals. As long as these self-centered individuals are off the hook, relieved of their responsibilities and able to go on with their carefree, happy lives, that is all that matters to them.
These callous members of the public fail to realize how their actions have a direct effect on the rescuers who have to see the horrors and neglect some of these poor animals have suffered. With resources dwindling and finances stretched to the limit, many rescues are sinking into debt. There is that constant influx of “just one more” in desperate need that cannot be turned away
GTS Husky Rescue, founded by Natalie Lucia and Rebecca Booden less than two years ago in Jupiter, Florida is one of these rescues. They operate on the belief of No Dog Left Behind. Although their specialty is the Siberian Husky breed, they have also taken in German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois from kill shelters all over the nation.
GTS will take in dogs regardless of their health or injuries and their clinic takes care of all medical needs.
Unfortunately, because of this openly generous “room for one more” philosophy they have had a large influx of dogs needing surgeries and training which has put them in desperate need of donations. Rebecca Booden, who also acts as the group’s fundraiser has put out a plea for donations to help keep the rescue’s doors open.
Two of their recent intakes, Faith and Dylan were both hit by cars and suffered serious injuries. Faith needing surgery on her right and left ACL and Dylan needing surgery on both hips as well as extensive physical therapy.
Dear Dylan was dumped at a shelter in the Florida Panhandle when he was only ten months old. He was adopted out then brought back to the shelter unable to walk and was on the euthanasia list. He was saved by GTS and Pilots and Paws just before being killed.
Corrina, had cancer removed and also had to be treated for heartworm and a fungal infection. She also suffers from an intense fear of people and will need to work with a dog behaviorist.
Sasha suffers from food and toy aggression and also needs to work with a trainer.
Thai, also had cancerous tumors removed but needs a trainer to curb her biting.
These are just a few of the hundreds of sick dogs GTS has taken under their wing in the less than two years they have been operational.
Animal rescue takes a special kind of person. They are not spending their free time shopping in malls, going to spas, or treating themselves to the finer things in life. They do not achieve wealth or stardom for their work. They are the silent, unsung heroes channeling all of their money and energy into feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, treating the injured and comforting the dying.
GTS Husky Rescue is run strictly by volunteers who will travel anywhere in the U.S. to save a dog from death row and bring them back to Florida to be cared for and rehabilitated.
Please help GTS Husky Rescue keep their doors open by donating to their fundraising site:
To learn of other ways you can help and to view their adoptable dogs, visit their website at:
“A righteous man regards the life of animals” – Proverbs 12:10