Katrina Rescue Girl, Tess, needs our help

Katrina Rescue Girl, Tess

Katrina Rescue "Sweet Girl" Tess

Looking at Tess here, I know that she is now living a wonderful forever life with her new adoptive parents. She’s a true survivor being a Katrina rescue. Tess was found tethered to a front porch, dehydrated and pregnant. Like so many families, Tess’ owners thought they would return. But, she is now with a lovely family, in what will certainly be her forever home. According to Joe, Tess simply loves sleeping in on Sunday mornings …. as well as chasing their one-horned Goat, Yoda.

Tess’ proud daddy, Joe, entered her in a contest to help raise awareness and monies for some wonderful rescue organizations.

For a couple weeks now, I’ve been telling you about my dog, Tess. Many of you know how important animal and wildlife issues are to me, so Tess’ story may come as no surprise to you, but I thought you’d enjoy some background on this dog who faced down death and now lives at Cummings Creek Farm.

In 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans and families fled the city, forced to take only what they could carry to make it through the days that followed, thousands of pets were not so lucky and were left to ride out the storm. After the floodwaters receded and the first responders were allowed back in to inspect what remained, they were faced with finding owners for the animals now left homeless. Like so many others, Tess was found tied to the porch of her home, malnourished and expecting puppies of her own. After a long fight back to health, we adopted Tess and brought her to live at the farm with my wife Kathy and me. This dog has seen it all, we’re so glad to have her with us.

So that brings us to today. For a few more weeks, you can vote for Tess in the Humane Society’s Spay Day photo contest. The Humane Society has been advocating for the adoption of rescued animals like her for a long time, so it would be great to see her on top.

Right now, Tess is in third place! Will you help her get into the lead??

Thanks to those of you who have already cast your votes. If you haven’t signed up your pet, there’s still time. Click here to sign up today (after you vote for Tess.)