Dogs Deserve Better was called to a catholic church in Pennsylvania shortly after the new year. There was a Shepard on the property of the church hiding in the bushes. The dog had been there for about two weeks without food or water. Dogs Deserve Better rescued him and took him to the vet. He has become known as Ezekiel. Ezekiel was shot in the head and survived. The priest apparently said from the pulpit one day that someone needed to get rid of the dog. That may be how he came to have his head wound. An animal abuse criminal report was filed by DDB and representatives have gone back to the church to see if anyone knows who did this do the dog. No one has admitted knowledge of anything wrong. Ezekiel's story can be viewed on YouTube. It is heartbreaking and all too common in this world. In tribute to all of the animals, someone posted the following story on Facebook. We would do well to have it be our compass. Best Friends Animal Society has a campaign that started last year to create a world where there are no more homeless pets. I hope to see that campaign succeed in my lifetime. Sadly, I think we are going in the wrong direction. I hope the story below gives readers something to think about and reflect on. We must do better in the world.
When God had made the earth and sky the flowers and the trees ,He then made all the animals the fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished not one was quite the same. He said, "I'll walk this world of mine and give each one a name."
And so He traveled far and wide and everywhere He went, a little creature followed Him until it's strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth and in the sky and sea, the little creature said,"Dear Lord,there's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him"I've left you to the end I've turned my own name back to front and called you dog, My friend."