Monday, June 10, 2013

Hope for the Helpless

Friday night, I sat with tears streaming down my face. I read a story about the hundreds of horses in Oklahoma that were killed because of the horrible tornadoes. Hundreds of them. A rescuer described the scene as they arrived saying he will live the rest of his life trying to get those images out of his mind. I just can't. even. imagine.

Then, because my heart was already broken, I jumped on Facebook to check the latest news from Central Oklahoma Humane Society. There are still dozens upon dozens of animals separated from their families and left without homes. My heart breaks for every single homeless animal in the world. Every time I walk into an animal shelter, I think about their stories. Where they came from. What they've been through.

And then I think about the animals in Central Oklahoma. I think about their itty bitty hearts that must have been beating out of their chests during the fury of a storm as massive and deadly as those that ripped through their town. And then I think about the aftermath. Thank goodness they were rescued. But what must be going through their minds now? Where's my family? Will they ever come get me? Where am I? Where's my home?









As I write this, each of those animals above is still waiting for their family to find them. Some of them may never be reunited.

For those of you who want to help, I still have a few Glimmer of Hope bracelets left in my shop. Right now 50% of the proceeds are being donated to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to help every one of those animals above and the hundreds of others still needing food and shelter... and love.

And then I just realized this post resembles that of an ASPCA commercial. Cue the Sarah McLachlan...

8 comments:

Courtney B said...

Oh my heavens, this is heartbreaking!! It's all so heartbreaking! I am praying for everyone (including animals) that have been affected by the storms.

Jenna {keep classy and sassy} said...

so heartbreaking!! I'm so glad you are doing something positive to help, so kind of you!

Lauren said...

There is a long line of people who have volunteered to foster the tornado animals - they just have to get past the holding period first. None of the animals that survived the tornado will face being put down thankfully :) I had my name on the list for fosters if they needed me and I've been told I can fill out an application but that they have had an overwhelming response so they may not have have enough animals right now for all the people who volunteered, but they may need help in the future for their regular intake.

A Country Girls World said...

This post totally made me cry. I can't even think about things like this or I cry, I have such a soft spot for animals. I can't go to shelters without leaving devastated that I can't take every animal there! I will definitely be checking out your etsy shop and thanks for doing something great like that :)

Laura said...

Love that you love animals so much! Ordering a bracelet now to help the animals!! Thanks for caring!!

Chelsea said...

I hate holding back tears. Homeless animals just make my heart break. I hope they get reunited with their families. I have a feeling if I ever go to a homeless shelter, I'll end up with 3 or 4 animals instead of 1....

JBean said...

I was just going to say this was like those Sarah McLachlan commercials I have to turn off every time bc they're too hard to watch! So so sad. I have 2 shelter cats of my own and I'm tempted to adopt more every time I see a story like this :(

Kristine said...

I can't even handle these pictures, or knowing those little guys are so helpless and confused... Of course I'm gonna do my part to donate but I wish I could do so much more... Like take them all in.