The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop: I am an Animal Rescuer

I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done,
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full.

This beautifully crafted work from Annette King Tucker is frequently quoted by those who work in rescue, and with good reason – rarely has one so effectively summed up what it means to be fully committed to the betterment of animals.


Saturday Pet Blogger Hop

Happy Saturday, and welcome to another installment of the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop! You’ve found the right place to connect with other pet lovers. Whether you are a seasoned blogger, one who loves reading pet blogs, or if you’re just thinking about starting your own blog – there is definitely something here for you. Acquaint yourself and enjoy – this is your resource, so use it as you see fit! Of course, you have to follow the rules, so let’s get to that. Get those links in and have fun.

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  1. Some of my shelter friends sent me this video this morning and I was truly honored to be on the receiving list of friends that got this video. Thanks for sharing it with the world. Blessing to all of those folks that rescue animals, even it it is just one. That means there is one less animal suffering one more person being blessed.

  2. Oh, darn it! Saturday waterworks now, NB? “I have fallen in love a thousand times.” Such true words!

  3. So very sweet. xo

  4. Spoken perfectly – “with good reason”…it is the rescuer’s creed! Thanks for sharing it :)

  5. Very poignant to see this video on the same day as an image of a dog who had been shot and buried alive.

    On an almost frivolous note, I love the new look of your website.

  6. Fantastic video. The Herd loves every rescuer that picked us up as a stray, walked us in a shelter, pulled us to a volunteers home, cleaned us, fed us, medicated us when no one else would, and then guided us to Chez Herd. Those involved in rescue are the best and we are thankful they helped us find a forever home.

  7. This video touched me – it’s why I foster for Homeward Bound. Really an easy thing to do. The hard part? saying goodby to another sweet dogger I have fallen in love with!

  8. Hi Y’all,

    Thanks for hosting another Saturday Hop!

    What a wonderful uplifting video. Thank you for sharing.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Benny & Lily says on  05/28/2011 at 10:21 am

    we like this video
    Benny & Lily

  10. Loved the video – thanks for sharing it with us today!

    Stopping by on today’s blog hop – go see my video today called “The Bad Dog Blues.” Love to have your comments!

  11. Janice says on  05/28/2011 at 12:00 pm

    This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing, I am going to repost, though it is hard to type when my eyes are full of tears.

  12. Carol says on  05/28/2011 at 12:03 pm

    beautiful,thank you for all the Animal Rescuer’s


  14. Olive says on  05/28/2011 at 12:13 pm


  15. Carol says on  05/28/2011 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing – so heart warming!

  16. that’s exactly it

  17. WOW! This says it all!

  18. “I was born with the need to fulfill their needs”; “I have fallen in love a thousand times”; “I have bought dog food with my last dime”; “I have cried into the fur of lifeless bodies”; My house is never quiet, my wallet is always empty”; “I am an animal rescuer”…These words so reflect my belief, mind, way of thinking. Then WHY is one person judge with whom she associate, what she looks like, who she knows in order to apply such passion? Why am I not participating in rescue, here in Montreal? I am so discouradge and feel so useless…It is an everending sadness. One of the reason I want to relocate…To do what I feel I am suppose to do, why I was put here on this earth. Thank you for this wonderful piece of poetry and art images. For, animals are indeed art in motion…put by God on this earth.

  19. I work in horse rescue professionally, own a pit who was emaciated, covered in fleas, and near death at three weeks old, and foster and rehome cats when I can. This video made me cry. The heart break I see from day to day is worth it for the reward of helping just one animal in need.

  20. shared

  21. Endra says on  05/28/2011 at 12:42 pm

    Heartwarming…this needs to be shared.

  22. That’s a beautiful video. God bless everyone who works in animal rescue!

  23. That’s a beautiful video. God bless everyone who works in animal rescue!

  24. Laurie says on  05/28/2011 at 12:46 pm

    So touching and sweet !!!

  25. Lots of Spring Cleaning going on here and at other sites. Enjoyed the new look and always find your posts compelling. Keep up the good work.

  26. Debra says on  05/28/2011 at 1:39 pm

    This is the best video I’ve seen! Love it!

  27. so beautiful and touching.

  28. so beautiful and touching.

  29. Devon says on  05/28/2011 at 2:19 pm

    It’s as if someone looked into my heart and truly saw me. I love animal rescue people, they remind me there are good people in the world.

  30. Barbara says on  05/28/2011 at 3:07 pm

    so beautiful

  31. This is such a wonderful tribute, I feel the same in my heart and in what I do everyday just for a purr or wag of a tail, that is all the thanks I need.

  32. Natasha says on  05/28/2011 at 6:09 pm

    I cried. I have rescued a few dogs myself. The words said in this resonated with my belief especially the words when a rescue makes the news it gives me hope for mankind. So very true we can learn a lot just by watching animals especially dogs who give so much and expect so little. Thank you for this beautiful video. We as humans need to learn what life is really about by just watching nature at work.

  33. That was awesome ! The text was brilliant! I’m sharing this w/ all of my animal rescuing friends!!!

  34. mmttw says on  05/28/2011 at 8:57 pm

    I loved how it talked about no animal not being worthy of their time. I have done rescue of some of the “less desirable” animals, and feel the same for them as I do dogs. This video did such a good job of covering how rescuers feel about what they do. I loved it, and I shared it :).

  35. Beautiful! It reminded me of Tori Steffy…another wonderful rescuer.

  36. Karen says on  05/29/2011 at 4:07 am

    Just when I’m ready to give up because the battle is so overwhelming and my heart is so heavy something happens to shake me up and make me want to fight again….this video is my shake up! Absolutely beautiful…you left nothing out. Those words touch my heart in a way I will never forget. God bless and thank you for the work you do.

  37. Excellent video to show what rescuers to and why they do it. Tried to share on FB but said it had previously flagged as spam or abusive. WTF???

    • A competing dog site or disgruntled fan is clicking on some of our content and marking it as spam. We’re trying to get to the bottom of it, but all you have to to is share the post from the fan page to your wall and it’s just as effective. :)

  38. Noreen says on  05/29/2011 at 11:40 am

    This was such a touching video – it truly warms the heart. I too am an animal rescuer and I am proud to be one. My husband feels the same way – there is no greater joy in life that rescuing an animal but in the end it is the animal that really rescues us.

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