Dear friends and supporters:
We all know this: Emotionally and intellectually, pets make us feel better. Fostering or adopting a pet from a rescue group or shelter saves a life. And that bond, that thing that inspired countless “Who Rescued Who?” bumper stickers — that’s just the best feeling.
As the Times put it, pandemic pets gave us structure, affection and an excuse to get out of the house. But those have always been great things and will continue to be in 2021, 2022 and beyond. So, even though a lot of media attention was focused on rescued animals through the lens of 2020, it was less of a revelation than a validation of things that pet owners and people in animal welfare already know: Having a pet is great. Fostering or adopting is better. And emptying shelters is the best.
OPR took a small piece of this very difficult work and we managed to pull several dogs from the area shelters since the pandemic. We are grateful to each and every one who opened their hearts and their homes to take on these cases.
Together, we CAN make a Difference!
2020 was a difficult year for many .. we would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of our rescues who crossed the rainbow bridge:
Mamada, Ahou, Rocky, Roland, Bunny, Chuy, Yogi and Nava
….you will forever be in our hearts. ❤️💔
Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!