IMG-20150201-WA0011I first came in touch with Purely Adoptions though a dog that I had rescued earlier in 2014.

 

On 22ndAugust 2014, Patrick from Purely Adoptions had expressed to me that a female dog (Skylar) and her one month old puppy (Simba) were at AVA and needed a foster home once they were bailed out from there. Without hesitation, I agreed to foster and welcome them into my home.

 

In the night, they were brought over to my house by Patrick and Stella from Purely Adoption. It was a tear jerking moment for me when I first set my eye upon Skylar and Simba. Simba was so adorable, innocent and full of energy. But Skylar on the other hand, seemed nervous and skinny. While Simba was busy exploring the house, Skylar would only hide under the table.

 

Animals may not be able to speak and communicate their needs to us but it is our responsibility to step up to help an animal in need.

 

By fostering dogs I have learnt that even by simply just giving them food, they will show unconditional love towards you. Dogsdo not desire luxury but just the warmth and protection of a human.

 

Thus I decided to take care of them for the rest of their lives. Simba the playful pup always looks out for his mum Skylar to nuzzle with. Skylar has also slowly gained our trust and even allows us to touchand hug her. It is almost unimaginable not to wake up to the wagging tails and sloppy kisses of Skylar and Simba demanding for breakfast and morning walksnowadays.

 

I would also like to express my heartfelt thanks to Purely Adoption’s founders Patrick and Stella. Not only are they rescuing and rehoming dogs, they are always ready to help fosterers such as me any time when I needed assistance with the dogs.

 

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” –Mahatma Ghandi

 

Sumathi, Secretary