Posts by Shannon Lundquist

Missy’s Pups

There are so many incredible acts of kindness from community members down here in Kentucky, and these nine pups and their momma are alive because of one amazing person named Missy. She rescued a very pregnant dog from a dangerous situation and nursed her back to health.  When momma gave birth to her nine puppies,…

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Wilson’s Story

It’s hard to believe how much of a difference a few weeks can make. When we first met Wilson, he was hiding under a bed, shaking and absolutely terrified. He was at one of our partner shelters and they were worried they wouldn’t be able to adopt such a fearful dog to anyone. His story…

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The Safe House – April/May 2022 Update

I can barely believe a year has nearly past since The Safe House officially began operations.  Looking back at the year feels like flipping through photos on a Viewmaster.   So much has happened, so much we’ve learned, so many lives saved. I moved to The Safe House last Memorial Day weekend.  Jackie, our Animal Care…

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Elijah’s Story

Two weeks ago we visited one of our partner shelters and met Elijah. I will never forget that moment. He was standing there in his kennel, with the bottom half of his right hind leg just…gone. I try hard to take photos of dogs when we first meet them, to document their condition and tell…

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The Safe House – March 2022 Update

Hello from The Safe House in Kentucky where yesterday was a balmy 70 degrees and sunny!  I get asked about Henry (of mine dogs fame) often and he loves these days.  I leave the door to the yard open all day, he sunbathes, convinces his brother to wrestle and play.  It is a beautiful sight…

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The Safe House – February 2022 Update

It’s been a difficult time at The Safe House lately and I want to talk about it.  The reality is, it’s a difficult time in animal welfare.  Our nation’s animal shelters and rescue organizations, a homeless pet’s best chance, are in crisis.  The number of animals in need is significantly higher than it has been…

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Hutch’s Story

Hutch’s whole life changed just two weeks ago.  He had been living outside with his mom and littermates.  They had no real home.  Hutch kept wandering into the street and people who lived nearby were worried for his safety.  One day he was in the road and a car swerved hard not to hit him. …

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The Safe House – January 2022 Update

On New Year’s Eve we loaded up the transport van with 63 dogs and cats and wished them well as they went on to a better life. Since I moved down here to Kentucky, this was the hardest group of kids to say goodbye to. Maybe it was because of dogs like Molly and Murray…

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Gus’ Story

Just a few hours after the transport van left The Safe House on New Year’s Eve, we met Gus. His swollen, raw face was hard to see…it was clear he had a bad case of juvenile cellulitis, also known as puppy strangles. This rare but extremely painful condition is marked by sores that go deep…

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Norman’s Story

Norman was found hopelessly stuck in kudzu vines, unable to free himself.  It was clear that he’d tried hard to get out, but with every attempt he made to loosen the vine’s hold, he got more and more tangled. He was simply stuck with little hope of getting free. Thankfully, his cries were heard before…

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