Dear Placencia Humane Society,
I want to thank the Placencia Humane Society first and foremost, for its interest in animals, in their well being, protection, health, and in making sure they are in good, caring homes. Pam Keck, President, is surrounded by a marvelous support team. You know who you are, support team, so kudos to you all!
For almost eleven years, I have rescued stray animals. They have mostly come to me on the beach: they were homeless, and I had a home. It was all quite basic and simple.
Last month, I adopted a rescued dog through the Humane Society. His name is Simba. Simba initially had been rescued off the Placencia street. He had been abandoned, hit by a car (his left back leg dangling at his side, useless), was emaciated, his fur full of fleas.
He was brought to the animal clinic in Placencia. Instead of being put down, the Humane Society saw the sweetness in this animal. At their own expense, the Humane Society paid for x-rays, shots, medicines, etc. to bring Simba back to good health. The Humane Society felt this dog could and should find a good home.
The Humane Society did a short write-up in the Placencia Breeze, where he caught my attention. Before the adoption, however, I spent two short periods of time with Simba, taking him for walks.
After the second visit, I knew Simba would come home with me. But what I also knew after those two visits was that Simba had not only been rescued by a caring group of individuals, but had been fostered by a couple of wonderful people. Mary Anne and Keith Kaye opened up their home to Simba, adding him to their own family of six dogs. It was obvious to me that the Kayes had given Simba not only nourishment, but acceptance and support.
Their loving fostering of Simba made my adoption of him that much easier.
Simba has been with me for two weeks now, and I must say, he is a real treasure. He moved right into my house and my life with a minimum of effort or strain. In just a couple of days, my other three dogs accepted him as one of our family.
Simba is adaptable and smart and fun loving. He loves his walks on the beach, where he chases birds, swims after them in the sea. He has found his voice, and provides me with plenty of protection.
Simba is a survivor, and it is only because the Placencia Humane Society saw that in him, that underlying desire to live, that they gave him another chance at a wonderful life.
Thanks, Placencia Humane Society! Keep up the great work!
With much gratitude and fondness,
Patricia E. Celenza
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