Thank you to reader Jamie Horton for rescuing Jennie from the Farmington Animal Shelter in NM. I happened upon Jennie’s photo on Petfinder when researching the shelter for my previous post. Her expression reached out to me and said “I believe in you”. I resigned myself to her likely tragic fate but when Jamie spoke up and said she was in Farmington and working towards no kill in her community, I had to ask about Jennie. Jamie saved her from what would have been a cruel end to a short life. I can’t thank you enough Jamie. And thanks to all of you who perform these lifesaving heroics every day in every corner of the land. To the Jennies of this world, you are everything.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.