Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the town, every shelter was full - we were lost, but not found
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, we hope every minute that someone will care,
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call, "Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!
But now we sit here and think of the days we were treated so fondly - we had cute baby ways,
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash, they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children:, "didn't come when they called", we "bark when they leave us", climb over the wall.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed, now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.If only they'd trained us, if only we knew...we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them too.We were left in the backyard, or worse let to roam - now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye..."Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone...in a shelter with others who long for a "forever" home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat, with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads...of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears - our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn - could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year - can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat...and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live, and more of us will, if more people will give.
This is Jake and he found a home when Lexi posted his need for a forever home about a week or so ago. Congratulations Jake!
(my sweet Tallulah Lee)
Will you please consider giving a dog or puppy (or kitty cat) a forever home for the holidays? According to Lexi, there is a lot of her friends out there that could really use a helping hand. If you don't have room in your home for another pet you can make a donation in honor of someone you love for Christmas. xoxoxox Lexi
Salem Animal Shelter
Roanoke Valley SPCA
Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue