October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month At Combined Express And Delaware Valley Shippers
- Oct 11, 2017
October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, a cause dear to our hearts here at Combined Express and Delaware Valley Shippers. That’s why, this month, we are shining a light on the loving and sweet dogs in shelters that are looking for a home, and one very special dog in particular that found her forever family.
American Humane established Adopt-A-Dog Month® in October 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to save lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group. Thirty-two years later, that message is as strong as ever. An estimated 3-4 million animals are waiting in shelters each year for someone to give them a chance at a happy life. Tragically, many are euthanized and never get that chance. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, be a hero and consider adopting a rescue animal or a dog from your local shelter.
One special adopted dog, Cassie, found her way into our hearts at Combined Express and Delaware Valley Shippers. Belonging to Customer Service Representative Dawn Bizuk, Cassie has become an important fixture for the Combined Express family. Here is the story of Dawn and Cassie:
“We understand here at the office that a stressful day working in transportation sometimes calls for a “timeout” to visit with a furry friend. Oftentimes, employees take turns bringing in their dogs to visit the office to help lighten up the mood around the office and make things fun.”
Dawn was looking for another dog to keep Hank, her first dog, company. “He was really depressed when we had to put our lab to sleep,” Dawn says.
At first, Dawn was looking for another hound mix like Hank. Once she found a dog she was interested in, she soon learned the dog was no longer available. She went online to search, and that’s when she came across Cassie. The poor pup had been dumped at the shelter with her six puppies. She contacted her foster parents and met Cassie the same night, falling in love with her right away.
Dawn says that she and Cassie “found each other.” Cassie’s foster parents had noticed Cassie had a limp in one of her legs. The vet looked at the leg and did an x-ray, soon realizing that Cassie had a broken femur that never healed properly. Sadly, they said someone must have kicked Cassie very hard to cause this type of injury.
Dawn counted her lucky stars that she was able to get Cassie accepted into a special program at the University Of Penn Medicine as a charity case. Cassie had the operation necessary to fix her bad leg, and it was a success! While she had to go through therapy for 6 weeks, she was a trooper.
“It was very hard at first to think someone could treat an animal like that,” Dawn says. “She is such a good dog and brings so much joy to our lives.”
At Combined Express and Delaware Valley Shippers, we are all animal lovers! We also take pride in participating in events to help support our local furry friends, including raising donations for our local animal shelter. Additionally, we support the Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. This shelter has plenty of dogs and cats waiting patiently for their new owner to arrive and welcome them to the family with open arms. If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your home, find out where your local animal shelter is located and start the search for your four-legged best friend today! And consider making a donation to American Humane to help animals in need.
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