This is the story of Eddie:
My life changed June 16,2019 when my beloved Cooper, a special needs Golden Retriever with severe seizure disorder caused by abuse passed away. I was one of the worst days of my life. My heart was truly broken, I couldn’t think of him or speak of him without crying. I knew I needed to adopt another Golden soon….. real soon. There are so many dogs out there that need homes. As a vet , my motto is Don’t Shop, Adopt. So the search began for a special needs Golden Retriever, and that’s when it all began…. I was on every website looking to adopt another dog when I came across China Rescue Dogs. I kind of knew about the dog meat trade in China but I really didn’t KNOW about what really went on. Jill gave me an education and a first hand look at what really goes on in that country with those poor, innocent, scared,betrayed dogs. I just knew I needed to save one of those dogs. Jill emailed me some pictures of some dogs that seem to need some special care/attention. I just told her give me the one that needs the most medical attention and that’s the one for me. So she showed me a picture of a Golden Retriever that really looked nothing like a Golden from that photo. She said he needs some major medical attention, so I said sure I will take him. So I named him “Eddie”. It could have been any dog she showed me , the truth was I was going to take any one of them. So then the wait for “Eddie” to come to America began. When “Eddie” arrived on September 21,2019, my life changed again. My heart was filled with happiness and my home with joy. But even more than that, Jill and I became friends along the way, and I became involved in China Rescue Dogs because the thought of these innocent, beautiful dogs being heartlessly beaten and slaughtered is just incomprehensible and utterly cruel and inhumane. The thought that my beautiful, loving and grateful “Eddie” was just one day away from being slaughtered for meat sickens me. I knew I needed to help in anyway I could. I help Jill and other rescuers and adopters with veterinary medical advise and are planning a CRD Comedy fundraiser with my husband Jeff, and friend and fellow CRD volunteer Pat DeSario. We hope to raise money to help as many dogs get the medical care they need and to get them placed in the loving, forever- homes they deserve.
So Who rescued Whom…..I think “Eddie” and I are both the winners!!!