Just a quick note cuz I have to go finish packing... but...
I know this is way out there in left field, but I also know how supportive your boss and the company (Verizon right?) has been to the cause of rescuing these babies. Have you thought of suggesting that (perhaps) they might be able to build a kennel area on their property (since so many dogs find there way to that area anyway) and the company can start a non-profit rescue???? It would be GREAT PR for them... and a wonderful tax benefit (I think)... it just seems (to me) like the logical thing to do... after all, this way the dogs won't be in the parking lots or roaming around the property (scaring employees??? lol)... and....
I'm picturing it now... a good size area off the back of their building fenced off with plenty of shelter and food for the babies... at the back of this area is another area that's open where you can place food and water for the weary wanderers to waltz into while they are looking to be rescued (it would make life a lot easier for you if they come to you instead of you searching for them).
WOW!!!! I COULD GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! What a wonderful thing it would be if they'd go along with something like this. What would it cost??? Maybe $5000 to put this up? And of course it would be all volunteer so they wouldn't have to pay anyone. The food would be something different and would probably have to depend on donations.. but heck, one step at a time... and if (when) the company would do this.. I just know the funds would be there.
Ok... now you can tell me I'm crazy.... nah.. I don't think you would tell me that... anyone else (who doesn't care about animals) would... but not this group. Why don't you run it by your boss and see what you guys can come up with.
Ok... gotta shower & pack... going to see my baby (yea my 41 year old baby LOL) and my beautiful daughter-in-law and granddaughter (Bailey the Bassett)
Love, Blessings, Big Hugs & Nose Kisses,
Joanna & Mike
PS... this would kill THREE birds with one stone... 1. You would have the rescue you dreamed of... 2. So many dogs would be saved... and ... 3 (this is the one I'm sure your boss will love)... the company will have your undivided attention during the work day :-D LOL Love Ya
Edited by MikesMom, 21 November 2007 - 10:41 AM.