River’s Story – Goodness Flows

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Never grow tired of doing good. Recently while visiting family in Kentucky, we stopped at an antique store in historic Bardstown and a sweet boxer dog named River greeted us. Her dad Buddy told us she is his new dog, she was a rescue. He told us her story, just three months ago someone had thrown her off a bridge into a river and her left leg had to be amputated from the injuries she sustained from the fall.

My sister-in-law said she couldn’t believe how evil people can be; to do this horrible act to an innocent animal. We were talking and we both agreed that goodness can and does outweigh evil. With River there was one evil person who threw her off that bridge on a cold January morning. However, the goodness started with the man fishing under the bridge. He jumped into the freezing cold river to save her, he rushed her to the vet. The vet stabilized her and reached out to a boxer rescue who paid for her bills, recovery and her surgery. She was fostered and then adopted by Buddy who just adores her.

Animal rescue can be heartbreaking, but the goodness they do far outweighs the cruelty. To all the wonderful people who help in animal rescue thank you and never grow tired of doing good.

~ Barbara Coe

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