Phoenix was found emaciated, dying from disease on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, Tennessee, in the spring of 2002. She was somewhere around five months old. Local veterinarians suggested that she be euthanized, given the severity of her condition. That could have been the end of her story- a truncated life of misery, hunger and loneliness.
But that was nowhere near the end.
Phoenix healed. She spent a decade and a half reveling in extraordinary health, athleticism and compassion. She touched the lives of every person that met her with her gentle demeanor, her love of the outdoors and her loyalty to people- something she didn’t owe us, but humans certainly owed her. It is the mission of this rescue to give every lost soul the chance to be loved and honored beyond its lifetime, like Phoenix is. It is our goal to ensure these animals are placed in homes that will stay as dedicated to the animals as they are to us, and our wish to provide every animal we touch with the opportunity to change your life forever, the way Pheenie changed ours.
It's not a goal. It's a certainty. This rescue will reduce the number of euthanasia and illness related deaths in forgotten, midwestern map dot towns and pounds. Every life you find within our ranks had it's back against the wrecking machine, but now thrives because of patience, medical care and endless adoration on behalf of our very valuable volunteer network.
Since our rebirth in late September, 2019, this small but might rescue has saved the lives of over 40 at-risk citizens from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
We're not just here for the animals in our charge. We're here for ALL the animals within our line of sight and beyond. Breed-specific legislation, puppy mills and inhumane breeding practices really set Phoenix on fire, and we're here to make lasting change. Even if it means unrest.