By now most of you know that Robbie and I will be taking the PeaceMobile on a road trip to Arizona this weekend to bring Peachy's brother's dogs to her. For details on the story, visit Peachy's journal. From there you can link to the many AOL-J Community members who've pulled together to help in this crisis.
For the short-ish version: Peachy's brother is a soldier in Iraq. The soldier's wife voluntarily left his two dogs with the Humane Society in California. The soldier is/was devastated - afterall, these dogs are his babies - and it's completely out of his hands.
The nearest relative is Peachy. But airlines won't fly the dogs to Arizona because it's a heat risk. After 150 phone calls and many emails - with little luck - Peachy appealed to the AOL-J Community. And in true AOL-J fashion, we banded together. Emails of support, comments of love, research, information, resources, etc. We show up the way we can.
Here's where I appeal to you. If you have the means, please consider sending a donation to help Peachy care for these two loved ones until their human-parent returns from serving our country. You know I personally believe none of our troops should be over there in the first place. But they are. It's not his fault and perhaps not his personal choice. He is there because of his dedication, commitment and love for his fellow citizens. For that, I support him.
These dogs didn't do anything wrong. They just happen to be victims of circumstance. Both are rescue dogs - already loaded with their own share of past trauma. We'd like to make this transitionas smooth and comfortable for them as possible.
Thank you for any support you can offer. With our help, Ellie and Scout will rise from victim to victor. I love this community!
Note: To make a donation, please visit Peachy's journal. I couldn't get the link to work. Thank you.