Want to hear a story of hope as this New Year dawns? Let me tell you about Living Free, an animal sanctuary in the mountains of southern California.
Dogs and cats here are free to live out their days with food and care in the buildings on these 150 acres. Workers comb the shelters all around and choose those whose time is almost up. These furry ones are truly saved just in time. If they are adopted, more good news — they go to their new homes and then space opens up for other rescues
The dogs enjoy large outside runs where the volunteers play ball with them. They are all walked every day. At night they are brought inside in kennels that circle a stove. Here’s the adoption board — and this has been filled with photos of adopted animals many times. Yay!
The volunteers glow when they tell you about the animals in their care. They cheer for each adoption. Many of the dogs were adopted over the holidays. A new bunch arrived. If you’re in the area, be sure to visit. If not, think about checking out your local shelter, about maybe volunteering.
How about you? Where are you seeing a place of hope in your world?
Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays.The photo of Living Free is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture kk_2303. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme song this week is “The New Year” by Great Big World.