Against all Odds, Sancho Finds a Family
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FROM

Tim Gorski, People For Animal Care and Kindness (PACK) Sanctuary
October 2018

We can't change the dog's past, but we can rewrite their future... October 1 is BLACK DOG DAY.

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For some reason, in much of the world, for as long as we can remember, black dogs have gotten a bad rep. They are considered bewitched, devilish, or satanic, or just plain bad luck. Itís not rooted in facts or even superstition. Itís just lore? Decades or centuries of lure? These shadowy dogs have long been difficult to stand out in the group, hard to photograph, or see in the dark of night on a rainy road. But those of us blessed to have a little black companion in our lives for an extended amount of time know well these rumors and lore are no more real than gremlins and hobgoblins.

This year, Sancho found a family. A young couple from Scotland came to PACK to volunteer. They fell in love with the unlikecharm
In a flash, before screeching to a halt, the chances of being noticed are quite small. Two and a half years ago, his left hind foot was dislocated (likely from a car) and he was sent to the public shelter where life was dismal. But PACK saw a spark in that young pup's eyes and took him into our care. And oh he did require a great deal of care. What a momma's boy you became. Sancho improved more and more and he developed a certain charm unlike any other dog we've known.

In a flash, before screeching to a halt, the chances of being noticed are quite small. Two and a half years ago, his left hind foot was dislocated (likely from a car) and he was sent to the public shelter where life was dismal. But PACK saw a spark in that young pup's eyes and took him into our care. And oh he did require a great deal of care. What a momma's boy you became. Sancho improved more and more and he developed a certain charm unlike any other dog we've known.

This year, Sancho found a family. A young couple from Scotland came to PACK to volunteer. They fell in love with the little black bugger, and swept him off to Scotland.

October 1st is World Black Dog Day. There are thousands of unwanted black dogs in Taiwan, waiting for someone to see their inner light. If there is one thing History has shown us, itís that the brightest light casts the darkest shadows.

Consider adopting a black dog today. We have 200 at our shelter in Taiwan. If you cannot adopt then please make a monthly donation to PACK Sanctuary. Twenty dollars a month will feed one dog.

Forty dollars a month will feed, provide enrichment, and medical care for one dog. Make a tax-deductible donation today.


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