One of the saddest events at Homeward Bound, at least for me, is when we take in an older dog that was picked up running, or just walking slowly, on the street. I try to avoid feeling sick inside by imagining a sequence of events in which the dog’s owner doesn’t deserve a healthy dose of instant karma. Thinking that someone abandoned one of these precious bundles is sometimes too much. Better to rejoice that they had the good fortune to make their way to HB where we will help them make the most of their lives.
Camille is one those special dogs. She’s quite a survivor really. If memory serves, Camille was found in a field full of ticks and fleas and foxtails and mats in her coat. Dirty too probably. The county shelter held her for HB and she eventually landed in the loving hands of our volunteers. They worked on her over several days and soon she was clean and rid of the awful things that must have made her feel miserable. She saw the doc who estimated her to be about 15 years old. It’s never good to be homeless but it’s a lot tougher for a senior like Camille.But now she has a good life and is available for adoption here.