Honor the Legacy of a Rescuer
The Kansas City rescue community lost a devoted den mother a few days ago.
As her friend Staci puts it, Vanessa
“…never cared about any of the political crap that can come with rescue and she truly cared about the dogs and about saving lives. Vanessa saved so many and did so much even when she was sick. She fought hard for so many dogs and she always liked to raise a little cain about BSL too. God got a good one this weekend. I know she is dancing at the Rainbow Bridge with all her fur babies. “
I did not get to know Vanessa well, but I will always remember the first time we met.
It was an adoption event.
Vanessa could tell I was struggling with my situation. I’m sure she could see that I would be hard-pressed to find another home for that tragic animal. But she understood why I had to try and why I believed in him.
And she wouldn’t let me leave that day without a long hug.
I’d like to think Charlie Machete greeted Vanessa with a sloppy kiss at the Rainbow Bridge and – along with so many other creatures – will keep her company until her fur kids can join her.
Vanessa left behind two pit bulls – a 14-year-old named William Wallace and a black female named Kesa Roo – as well as a cat named Echo.
All three were taken to the animal shelter after authorities discovered that Vanessa had passed away in the home. Vanessa’s friends are now working hard to ensure that her pets can live out the rest of their lives with the level of care they received from Vanessa.
An online fundraiser has been set up to raise money for all of Vanessa’s pets. Click here to donate.
Vanessa’s senior pit bull William Wallace is an extra special case who needs a peaceful home in which to finish his days.
Anyone interested in helping him specifically should call Julie at 816-898-1696.
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Posted on July 22, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering, Machete, Pit Bulls and tagged den mother, fundraiser for foster mom, Kansas City, Midwest Adopt-A-Bull, rescue community, senior pit bull, Vanessa Melcher. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.