There was lots of love in the room last Thursday at the Oregon Humane Society celebration of pet and people heroes, hosted at the historic Governor Hotel. With 350 attendees, they raised over $125,000 in less than an hour. And amongst the five Diamond Collar honorees, all of whom make amazing contributions on behalf of fuzzy faced friends, was one who really touched me. Maty, a three legged Australian shepherd, who once "worked" as a blood donor dog, but now [amongst other things] is a nanny dog to ferral kittens. Hmm. I wonder if she can come help nanny my 3 year old and 7 year old kittens of the two legged variety.
Check out this link to read more about the event and the pets + people who were honored. And note that with the exception of Maty and Midnight, who were both recognized, all of the animals shown below are currently up for adoption at OHS! Speaking from personal experience, pets can make life-changing companions...and occasionally, nannies.