A Look at the Humane Side of Animal Abuse

 

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REFLECTIONS OF MAMIE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL

By Author, Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins

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Today, I would like to share with you our experience with volunteering at the Kitsap Humane Society as dog walkers.  One would think big deal you walk a dog!  But the fact is, we walk these sweet babies that are anywhere from a year old to 11 years old-abandoned, abused or lost.  They may be a small breed that looks like a hopeless rat or a big shaggy dog needing brushed and pampered but the point is-they need you.  They have no one and nothing-not even a name to call their own.

 

AlbertMeet  Albert -Not a happy dog because he wants to be loved but so sweet-He just needs a home.

These animals arrive at the shelter owning nothing but  their memories and imagine not being able to tell anyone what at least your name is and had been your entire life.  Oh sure, you arrive and someone gives you a name and suddenly you are to know that is you they speak too??  No, this is a cruel world we live in and sometimes the smallest task are the most important.

 

The Humane Society in your area probably needs YOU too.  These animals live in now a small cage with four walls that close in on them likely smaller than they know from the past and hope someone will stop by and scratch their head, give them a look, a smile and even love.

Walter

This is Walter!  He was ready to jump into our car as we stopped to rest and have a drink of water!  Yes, Walter wanted to go home with someone to love and call his family.

They wait patiently for a bathroom break for hours hoping against all odds not to mess in their tiny space that is now their home until someone comes along and thinks they are worthy enough or cute enough for a new beginning.

There are two walking breaks they get during a day and probably spaced out with six hours or more in between so holding power is a must.

BarkleyNow, this is Barkley.

I get that his name was probably from barking but once outside, he had not a lot to say except wanting to potty and be hugged!   Sweet and walked so nice.

 

 

Oh, here comes Daisy!Daiisy

She wearing her white stockings and sporting her new look-it says-”take me home” I’m old and so easy to love.

“Someone left me behind”

 

 

 

We have lots of friends here and some make it out while a few others seem to be here for whatever reason a longer time.  Our biggest problem for helping out is we wish we had a bigger place with a fenced yard and of course an unlimited budget to feed so many, this would let us take them all home never to be without love and family again.  But we do have loads of love to share every week!

Now, we have two special videos to share today.

ZEKE

 

First meet Zeke.  What an angel he is.  The first time we met Zeke he was shy and afraid-all he wanted to do is love you back placing his head in your hand.  Zeke walks well, is a young dog and very handsome.  It’s hard to have a favorite in here when you consider they all have a special need and all speak to you in their own way!

 

 

Here’s the link to Zeke’s video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGtTSGoMNE0

He is such a special dog and a great new family member for some lucky home.  Come on by- You owe it to yourself!

 

Here’s Tucker!!:Tucker

Oh how could you not love this sweetheart.  Playful lab loving to carry his stuffed toys around and play ball.  Never a dull moment with Tucker around.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XQ_h18FlZQ

 

Now, if your hearts are not wanting to adopt a lonely friend that needs you, come and volunteer-give them some hope-Maybe you will find that special someone that fills your heart; one that you think about until you next visit-But be careful not to wait too long as they could be scooped up by another family.  Then you can be happy they have a new home but sad it’s not yours.

The Kitsap Humane Society is honored and celebrated with awards for being one society with the lowest euthanasia rate in the country but they need your help.

Their motto:

Recover, Rehabilitate, Rehome

Find a local Humane Society where you live and volunteer. It feels so good to do something so right.  No time?  Please consider good quality food and treats or a donation.  Heck,they can use plastic bags-lots of them for picking up waste.

 

Won’t You Help?

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Thank you again for stopping by and getting to know us here at Mamie’s World where we try to find that something extra to fulfill our lives and look for the brighter side of things.  Remember to:

Never Give Up,  follow your Dreams

HELP US STOP ABUSE, FEAR, LONELINESS AND ABANDONMENT FOR CHILDREN AND ANIMALS


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We support the following charities and proud to help. A donation is made to each from the sale of my book:

Reflections 0f Mamie: A Story of Survival

 

 

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Kitsap Humane Society for Rescued Animals

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31 thoughts on “A Look at the Humane Side of Animal Abuse

  1. linniescorner

    Oh my goodness Rosemary – what a beautiful statement of love! So these are your babies…the ones you made all those scarves for? I can see why you will never let them down, even when you are in such pain. I feel that you will find your next little soul mate at Kitsap Humane Society and Sandy will be looking down, saying…”well done, Mom and Dad!”

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Thanks Linda. This is our time from all that invades our lives. We live our babies and hate that some look so sad in their eyes wondering why they had been abandoned. It would take a lot not to go each Saturday and love these kids.

      Wish you were here to take those walks with us.

      Mamie

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  2. linniescorner

    Oh and did I say that if I were you, I’d be giving Tucker some serious consideration? He has an amazing sense of humor and is oh so young at heart. And he is a lab after all! Wrong color you say? I’m betting that Sandy would be pleased but maybe a tad jealous if you chose chocolate…that’s her claim to fame after all. Just saying!

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Tucker and Zeke are both loving sweethearts but then, if only we had the funds for a larger property, we would adopt hem all. Some so afraid to even give them a treat.
      Mamie

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  3. Micki Peluso

    Wonderful site, Mamie. I think that lab would be perfect for you too. Sadly, we lost Hunter, my grand dohg, a sweet old boxer on saturday. He fought a long battle and struggled to stay with us as long as he could.I’ve shared this site everywhere.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Oh Micki I am so sorry for the loss of your grand dog. They are such a treasure and bring so much unconditional love to our lives. Working as a volunteer here has filled a void where Sandy was for many years and always ail be. It feels as though she walks with us each Saturday loving each dog we have the privilege of walking and hugging. No life is complete without the love of a pet.
      Thank you for sharing.
      Mamie

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  4. Dr. Cherrye Vasquez (@BooksThatSow)

    You are so kind hearted, Rosemary.

    Just today we took a stray puppy, we temporarily named Asher, to SPCA. As we prepared to enter Admissions, a guy saw us and asked, “Are you getting ready to surrender the puppy?” I said, “Yes.” The man said, “We just lost our dog today and the wife and children are at home crying their eyes out.”

    We walked into Admissions only to find that we needed an appointment, and they were full. They could not take this dear puppy. As the staff told my husband and daughter where we could take the puppy but to expect they would more than likely euthanize him, I glanced outside to see if the man who we’d just spoken to pulled off in his truck. Luckily, he had not. I walked out and tapped on his window, and he exited his truck. I told him our misfortune and asked if he’d be interested in the puppy. He walked back inside and asked the staff questions such as the puppies probable age, and breed.

    The staff told us that if we wanted to exchange the puppy, we’d have to do so away from their property, so we walked outside and gave the puppy to the dear man.

    My husband, daughter and I felt very happy that the puppy had a new home and a fighting chance to live and make a family very happy.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Cherrye, thank you for caring about that puppy. We feel so honored to be volunteers for this society as they have the lowest rate of euthanasia in the country and a No Kill policy. The staff and volunteers, the animals are all endearing in our lives.

      Thank you again for caring about the life of the helpless puppy and for the lives of those that ail give him a home.

      Mamie

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  5. claytonbye

    Hi Mamie,

    Your commitment is admirable. So many of us just shrug our shoulders and say “What a terrible thing,” but then do nothing. I’m inspired.

    Clayton

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Clayton, if ever looking into the eyes of the abused and/or abandoned child or animal, it is easy to be inspired. They all represent the future.

      Thank you for the support and for being the inspired man so many people love.

      Mamie

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Good Morning Trish and thank you for your visit. Protecting the innocent is always a great cause and we hope that more people will realize it and leans a hand.

      Thank you again,
      Mamie

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  6. Cynthia B Ainsworthe

    I’m a lover of all animal friends. Two of my five poodles weren’t wanted. I took them all into my home and heart. Animals give so much and ask for little–shelter, food, and an occasional pat of affection. It has always eluded me how animal abuse in any form can prosper in any civilization. If one can’t adopt any unwanted fur baby, then donate for the care of these innocent, and loving children. The thought of this abuse makes me sick.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Cynthia, I am so happy you feel the way you do. The shelter in our area has a No Kill Policy so unless the animal is in extreme pain critically ill or a threat to himself and those around him, they live their lives with this shelter. I’m very proud to work with these wonderful people as a volunteer. Doug and I would not think of missing our day there unless it were an emergency. We only wish we had more people that feel as you do so this never happened.
      If anyone could look into their sad eyes, they could not walk away. Just imagine being an animal of any age but especially after being two or so suddenly finding yourself with no toys, no food, no bed or home to call your own, no one you know and worse of all, no name-WOW! That alone would be too difficult to handle. These adorable animals have feelings too-why else could they give us such unconditional love. It hurts us so much to know that the shortage of money could keep them from having the place they now call home until someone comes along and decides they are worthy to have a place in their homes.
      If anyone can help in any way, the world would be a much nicer place to be. Stop this abuse now.
      Thanks Cynthia. I get a bit upset that we are so happy in our homes while these babies are waiting for a new home of their own!
      Mamie

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  7. Bryan Murphy

    A timely reminder that “Man’s inhumanity to Man” extends to the animal kingdom as well. Luckily, there are people like you, Mamie, who mitigate both.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Hello Bryan and thank you for the words of encouragement. Doug and I are only a very small part of the wonderful workers and volunteers at the Kitsap Humane Society but very proud they allow us to interact with the animals by walking them and loving them as much as possible.
      Abuse and cruelty are not emotions that should be shared in our society with man or animal yet it is still a big part of today’s world.
      Your support is much appreciated.

      Mamie

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  8. Sandra Nachlinger

    Rufus, our bichon-maltese mix, is a rescue dog who has added so much to our lives. Thank you to all the volunteers who help dogs like Rufus and find them good homes. You’re performing a great, much appreciated service.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Sandra, it does feel so grand to be blessed with these special souls loving us and completing our families. Thank you for having your baby one that was rescued. They are all true treasures.

      Mamie

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Thank you Ken for feeling with such compassion. If the eyes are really the mirrors to the soul, imagine what you see when looking into the eyes of those whho are abused.

      Mamie

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  9. deirdret

    Rosemary, you are doing God’s work too by helping the puppies by giving them attention and walking them. We have been without a dog for the first time in over thirty years. The plus side is being able to travel on a whim and not have to rush home all the time. The sad part is not having a cold nose hit you in the face just before the long lick. I miss my puppies, each one, and I know that someday there will be another. As you know, saying goodbye is awful.

    Pet the next one you walk on the head for me. Thanks, Rosemary, you are such a blessing.

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Deirdre I could not be whole without the love of such sweet angels. They are all a gift from above and the cruelty from which lead them to a life of uncertainly is sad to both of us. Some are runaways but I always ask why. If they were my pet, I would call agencies like this one and be forever grateful they had found them but eager to take them home.

      Thank you for thee support and such compassion.
      Mamie

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Hi There! How on earth I did nt see this comment-I am so sorry. I just found it while replying to my last post called Reflections. You are absolutely correct in that these people nee re-educating if they subscribe to abuse. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and please do come again. Perhaps you will share your opinion about my last post Reflections.

      Many Regards,
      Mamie

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  10. catnipoflife

    Those who mistreat animals are less than human…there is just simply no excuse! All of the animals Jim and I have taken into our home were abused or abandoned. At least they did not go hungry or feel pain of abuse any more once they crossed our threshold. I admire you for all you are doing and this is a wonderful blog! Hugs! I have shared everywhere I could!

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Thank you Sharla. It is a special gift we have received by the ability to volunteer with these special animals. We get our share from this job-they loving affection of so many dogs with their wet kisses and grateful eyes. Thank you so much for all you do for your babies too.

      Mamie

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  11. historicalhorsefeathers

    Outstanding, what you do for our canine friends! I rescue pit bulls. I have 2 plus a mix right now. The cruelty leveled at these animals can only be combatted with even greater love. And boy, do they respond to love. It’s not even that much to ask for, is it? Breaks my heart when I see a dog that has had to suffer both physical and emotional pain at the hands of humans, when they don’t understand why. Please keep up the good work!

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Hello Anne, Thank you for loving dogs so much. Compassion and love are easy to give when you take the time to care. We have many pit bulls in this facility some of which you can see have been trained to be nasty but respond with kindness. They all do-we are especially fond of the labs since our recent loss of our chocolate lab Sandy. We only walk the dogs and spend time loving them-not a big job but it seems to matter to them and definitely for us.
      Thank you for caring,
      Mamie

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  12. patgarcia

    Hi,
    Thank for highlighting the animal abuse. In some countries here in Europe, there is a massive mishandling of dogs, cats and other animals. In fact, I live near an animal shelter that takes in animals, including horses that have been abused or have no home to go to.

    May you and your husband continue to have the energy and the strength you need to continue to participate and help out this shelter. It is a noble way of spending your time and I admire it.

    Ciao,
    Patricia

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    1. Mamie Post author

      Thank you Patricia. Animals depend on the people around them as children depend on their parents and iut hurts us to see so many in need for whatever reason. Runaways that are roamers or frightened from fire works, or abuse-just so many reasons but what we do not understand is how could you not turn up everything to find this valuable member of your family if they go missing?
      It is our honor to be part of their lives.

      Your comments are appreciated and we are grateful you have so much compassion for these sweet animals.
      Mamie

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