Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.
– Jon Katz
I’m a dog person, through and through, and when I heard about Woodrock Animal Rescue , my best friend and I decided we definitely needed to go and give some love to the dogs in their care. You can simply arrive, sign up and help out – the easiest way being a dog walker, and taking a dog or two on a walk around the plot so that the lovely doggos don’t stay caged up all day. It’s an amazing experience to say the least, learning about the dog’s back stories and then seeing how they’ve changed and have a new lust for life. One particular dog, named Chris, was one of the dogs we got to walk and one of the most loving dogs who stole our hearts within the first few seconds of meeting him, a dog we later found out had been extremely aggressive upon arriving at the rescue centre after being treated terribly beforehand. Now he loves everyone and kept jumping up to give people hugs.
The rescue centre is an amazing place built on love and hope – relying a great deal on donations and volunteers, being a NPO. The owners and volunteers work tirelessly to rehabilitate and rescue animals that have been submitted to horrific conditions and love these animals back to life. They also offer a pet hotel and have a world class sterilisation clinic.
I’d urge anyone who has a free Saturday or Sunday morning to visit the rescue centre, even just spending an hour with the dogs (or cats) – I’m definitely going to pay a few more visits – or if you’re looking for a new furry friend, pay the centre a visit and adopt a best friend.