Though we have missed seeing our supporters for tours and visits at the sanctuary, 2020 hasn't been bad to Home for Life, and we are grateful to friends like Mark Luinenburg: Luinenburg Photography for helping us make it through this year to remember. Our staff and animals are healthy and well as the holidays approach, and we hope the same is true for you and your family during this season.
"It Matters Not what someone is born but what they grow to be"—The Heartwarming story of Home for Life's Matilda inspires holiday match challenge!
If only we had known of Matilda’s years of loneliness at the end of a chain, outside in all weather, having one litter of puppies after another... we would have intervened long ago. How could a dog suffer such maltreatment and neglect just a few miles away from Home for Life® sanctuary, a beacon of caring and kindness to animals. But we didn’t know how Matilda suffered until one of our employees found her one day on the way to work. How many dogs and cats spend lives of quiet desperation without notice or help? Animal rescue organizations don’t have to travel far to find animals in need. Often the one who needs our attention and help the most is right nearby.
Left: A scene from the Home for Life® sanctuary.
photos: Mark Luinenburg
author: Robin Raven, Contributor