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Rhea and Allee


How do I put into words what my heart can hardly contain? To be reunited with my Allee and her with I is so overpowering, it’s hard to phrase. When I first held her back in November, who would have guessed that nine months later we would finally be reunited in a safe place with her being able to lie at my feet, or wake me by nudging my hand, even mouthing me gently if I don’t wake fast enough.

But all of this would not be possible without Dr. Terry Morris and the organization called Vets to Vets United, Inc. From the first time I spoke with Dr. Morris on the phone and poured my heart out to her (along with a lot of tears), she without hesitation offered her compassion, a truly understanding heart and the spirit of a fellow dog lover. My gratitude is unending.

Together we went out to the local animal shelter on the day Allee was to be euthanized!! Vets to Vets United worked along with Coalition to Unchain Dogs, to save Allee from certain death. Playfully, I reminded Allee that she was not a cat and therefore the nine lives rule did not apply. 

Though the last year of being in a forced homeless situation was hard, it was more devastating to put my dogs through the pain of losing our home and protection that was taken away, though no fault of their own. Trying to find a home where I could have my dogs and reestablish our lives was an eye-opening and heartbreaking experience. This experience I hope to never repeat. 

Now that I have Allee back in my life, I know that I am going to be ok.

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