Desiree from the beautiful blog Driftwood Ramblings (think gorgeous photos of South Africa, her garden and pets) is helping with a fundraising raffle to assist their local animal shelter. Recently, their daughter's beloved dog, Romeo, was killed and they are raising money and shelter animal awareness in his honor.
You can learn more about the raffle and Romeo here: http://driftwoodramblings.blogspot.com/2011/04/please-support-this-worthy-cause-or.html
Closer to home, the puppy we rescued is doing much better. He is taking nourishment and shows an increase in energy- though not as much as a healthy puppy should. He seems to be on the mend and I hope to hear good things from the vet when we go next week.
He is a very docile and timid pup and seems to fear open spaces. When taken outside of his basket, even in the house, he whines and cowers until he is returned to his basket full of blankets. The only time he is happy outside of the basket is when he is being held (which of course we all love to do- often).
I hope he can overcome his fear of being in the open, so that he might fully enjoy himself. If anyone has had similar experiences with a dog, I would be interested in hearing them.
Don't forget to check out Desiree's blog and if you can't participate in the raffle, consider doing something for a shelter in your area. Shelters often need everything from food, cat litter and blankets to volunteers to help walk and groom the animals. If you need help finding a shelter in your area (in the US), you can try the ASPCA shelter finder.