The creative and highly motivated girls in our program never fail to amaze those who hear about their projects and what they are able to accomplish. This month we salute girls who are not part of our formal program, but are passionate about the cause: Anna Mcnulty who undertook a ‘worthwhile project’ and not only raised $570 for Unleashed, but also fostered one of the puppies recently rescued, and Brownie Troop #3620 from Long Island, who raised money to rescue a puppy from Puerto Rico after learning about Unleashed. The Brownie Troop Leader, Melissa Bielawski is an Unleashed adopter and has wanted to empower her troop to do a Unleashed project since she adopted a year ago. She had a few ideas and then the girls decided to raise money to save a 12 week old puppy who the girls named Brownie.
My Unleashed Story
The day I got Corey my foster puppy, I didn’t know what to expect. I was exhilarated to finally have another dog in my house, but also nervous because I had to take full responsibility for Corey, after all, I’m just eleven. What if the puppy got lost? What if it got hurt? What if it ruined our house? The questions were racing through my head and I knew I was heading for trouble. It didn’t matter though, because I was saving a puppy’s life and even if that took a lot of work I was defiantly up for it.
You might be wondering how I got started with this whole idea. You see, I had to complete a “worthwhile project” for school, in which you have to do something meaningful to the world and your life. I wanted to do something involving dogs but I didn’t know what. My mom and I talked about this and when she told me about “Unleashed” and the puppy rescues, and that I might be able to foster a puppy, I thought it was the most brilliant idea. I contacted Stacey Radin, and told her that I would be interested in raising the money to rescue a pup and also wished to foster one of the puppies. She said yes, and then I could hardly wait for the day to arrive.
The day finally came and we went to the Dog Spa on the east side, to pick up Corey, the most adorable, little 9 week-old, white fur ball. I held him, and I embraced his delicate body. I could feel his bumpy rib cage all up his side. I was so lucky I got to save Corey’s life.
For a little puppy he had the most energy in the world. He would jump up the stairs, dance around the house and ran around with my dog Pepper. From the moment he came to our house, my siblings and I looked at each other and said, “We need to keep this dog.” Corey was quite brilliant too. He knew to pee on the wee-wee pads, and he knew when he had to go in the crate to rest. He needed an exquisite home and I was so blessed he got adopted by a caring family, who would promise to keep him safe from harm.
I will never ever forget Corey and the joy he brought to my home. I hope he has the most splendid life. I hope I can foster many more puppies in the future, but no puppy will be like Corey, and that my friend is certain.