Hope Springs Eternal

After roaming the streets of Grand Gaube, a dog was brought into PAWS The Vale shelter by a concerned volunteer. She was in a pitiful state and at first it was thought best to humanely euthanise her to end her suffering. In spite of all the abuse this animal had suffered, there was no anger, no bitterness, no reproach.

Without a word the decision was made to try to save her and we named her Hope. "Hope" for a better future for the many neglected, abused and suffering animals that PAWS has administered to for over the last decade. "Hope" that one day people would stop and see beyond the "ugliness" of these animals and see the true beauty within. After only 3 weeks of love, food and care, Hope became a new dog. She would interact with other dogs and humans and let bygones be bygones Hope was later adopted by a couple that has just got married. The husband adopted Hope for his wife, in his own words “to secure their marriage with eternal Hope...”

Hope certainly does spring eternal if you take the time to look for it and this is just one of the lessons we learn day by day at PAWS in our animal welfare mission. We welcome and invite the public to visit our refuges and meet these animals face to face. Come play with them, learn from them and if, like us, you feel their joy and gratitude, bring new hope for a better tomorrow into your heart...treat yourself by bringing one of them into your life and giving them a loving family. You won't regret it!

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