Close your eyes and picture this...
You are dumped/lost/displaced by your owner...
Wandering while wondering what is going to happen to me...
You are getting tired, hungry, thirsty...
You are cold both from the air temperature and from fear...
Every person you see sees you but, looks away, seemingly looking right through you so, you keep walking...
You become weary, it’s getting dark and you realize you are lost... yet no one seems to care...
You are disorientated, in excruciating pain and can no longer see. Your body aches, your head worse and you realize your eyes are literally out of their sockets...
You cry, shake and can barely stand and yet no one stops to help...
You are alone...you realize you are going to die.
You lay your head down laying your limp body on the road and wait for death to come.
Unfortunately for Tango he didn’t imagine any of this. This was his reality and it’s a miracle he is alive. One person, we don’t know who, had the courage to pick him up and bring him to the shelter. Where he sat for two days...in pain, blind and absolutely petrified.
Because of our community, we heard about his story and stepped up to save him. He is currently at our vet hospital on two different types on pain meds, and anti-inflammatory and antibiotics. His little body is full of abrasions, his eyes are swollen shut and he is likely going to lose both eyes. He’s only three years old.
I cannot imagine his pain, his terror or his sense of confusion. But sadly, our vet can see all three manifesting in his shaking, snapping and his squeezing into the corner of the cage in an effort to make himself small. It is heartbreaking.
But he is safe and we will do everything we can to help him heal in both body and mind. We can’t do this without your help.
We get pleas everyday, please help so and so, this cat needs you, these puppies are desperate, this pit got a raw deal...and we are happy to oblige when we can, often when we really can’t afford to. This is one such time. I find myself wondering why it is such a struggle to not only raise money for the dogs we were asked to save but also to build an account so that we never have to turn animals away, dogs like Tango. We are nearing almost 12,000 followers yet we have north of $20k in debt and counting. Debt we collected because we answered the pleas but it seems once safe, everyone moved on. Except us. Not us because once an animal comes into our program they will want for nothing. But the money tree is not real and st some point we need you to help us - we answered your pleas, please help answer ours now. There is only so much debt we can bear. We need your support to pay down so we can save ten more Tango’s without ever having to say “no” resulting in an animal sitting for days in the shelter suffering. I mean, how do you put a price on saving a life?
Imagine if each of our followers gave us $2. We would be paid off. Up that to $10, a sum you wouldn’t miss, and we would be saving so many more.
I am pleading with all of you. Help us give Tango what he needs, pay for the animals in our care that if not for credit would likely not be on this earth and, to allow us the privilege to save so many more.
Don’t look away. Join this fight. Share with your friends and seriously, ask them to do the same. Small steps by many people will help us reach the finish line. Don’t do it for us, do it for them. Do it for Tango. Be his voice as well as so many others. If not for you, what chance do they have?
Take the pledge, skip your latte and bagel for two days, donate $10 to LGAR and then ask one friend to do the same. Imagine the impact you will have with that simple sacrifice.
We need you. THEY need you. TANGO NEEDS YOU. Please don’t let him down.
Rescue your next pet
Looking for your new best friend? You’ve come to the right place!
How do YOU define rescue? This is a personal definition, one that every person we encounter may have a different answer for. What is shared across all viewpoints however is that animals in need of rescue, true rescue, are often those that are not “easily adoptable”, at least not in their current state.
Our goal: By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters LGAR is hoping to be able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.
Won’t you join us in our mission?
Millions of animals are euthanized every year due to overpopulation, irresponsibility and sadly, cost. This is particularly true with animals who suffer medical ailments, many of which are treatable yet they are often deemed “unadoptable” and withheld from public view.
These animals in particular suffer the worst fate because they sit in pain and fear with no hope of ever being given a second chance at life. Because of this, we have developed a special focus within our rescue, a promise, to save as many of these animals that we can.
Veterinary expenses alone can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the condition which is often unknown at the time of pull. Yet, in spite of these costs, our promise to every animal we pull into our rescue is to provide the most advanced medical and pain management treatments possible in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for these previously neglected and broken animals.
Young Ridgefield Philanthropist Writes Children’s Book to Help Raise Funds for Critical Care Rescue Animals
From playing music to writing a children’s book, Aakarsh Patel’s passion for helping raise donations for rescue animals has no bounds. A 6th grader at Scotts Ridge Middle School, Aakarsh has officially become a published author, with his first children’s book titled Playing With Puppies. He wrote the book over the summer with the intention of donating 100% of all proceeds to Looking Glass Animal Rescue.
The children’s book is about a little boy playing with puppies, Oscar and Brownie, at his grandmother’s house in India while visiting during summer vacation. At 11 years old, Aakarsh is also a founding member of the “Musical Rescuers”, a group of friends who banded together over the summer and play regular gigs at local businesses throughout Fairfield County to raise funds for, and awareness of, Looking Glass Animal Rescue. To date, the “Musical Rescuers” have been able to raise and donate more than $300 to Looking Glass Animal Rescue’s critical care fund.
The children’s book, Playing With Puppies, is available at Serene Escape Spa, located at 415 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT, for a $5 donation.