(Emergency Animal Rescue Service)
A Must -Share email from the United Animal Nations about Gentle Ben, a 10 yr old blind Akita who stole everyone's hearts. (doesn't surprise me, he put the akita luv on them).
EARS volunteers give animals liberated from Arkansas puppy mill a new start.
On March 23, ten EARS volunteers traveled to the small town of Paris, Arkansas, to help shelter what was expected to be 300 small-breed dogs removed from a puppy mill. However, they soon discovered that the sprawling 80-acre property housed not only dogs but cats, turtles, birds, miniature horses and a full-size horse!
In true EARS fashion, the volunteers took it all in stride and did an outstanding job of caring for the animals. In just four days, 360 animals were rescued, sheltered and transferred to new locations to start their lives over.
One dog in particular, named Gentle Ben, touched every volunteer's heart. According to EARS Regional Director Diann Wellman, “Ben is a ten-year-old, blind, BIG Akita who is one of the most gentle souls I have ever met. Because he lived for ten years confined to a very small enclosure and is unable to see the world clearly, he relishes every new thing.”
Ben has since made an incredible 1,200-mile journey from Arkansas to New Jersey and is now happily settled into his new foster home.
Continue to our Emergency Response Blog to read all about Gentle Ben’s road trip >> http://ga4.org/ct/qdND_yS1s4a6/arkansas
These are THE best stories. THANK YOU EARS!