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Molly’s Wish, Inc. will educate the public, provide a safe haven for animals rescued, help with expenses for those that need extra help, and advocate to change laws and legislation.
In October 2011, my father was killed in an accident, we were going through a rough time and I had decided I was not going to foster any more dogs for a while.
When we received a phone call about Molly, a six year old Yorkshire terrier from a Puppy Mill in Missouri, I figured it was a sign from my father, he loved dogs, always had a rescue dog and he loved visiting whenever I had a new foster dog.
Molly was in really bad shape, like all puppy mill dogs. This was in November of 2011. We fostered her for about a month, until we realized that she wasn’t just a foster, we were falling in love with her.
This went on for the first few weeks. After a few weeks of Molly entering our home and hearts, she was following me everywhere. I never had a dog that was so attached to me. She was so affectionate and loving. She didn’t go to anyone but me.
When I would leave the house, she would sit there and wait right by that door until I came home, never left that spot. When I asked her for a kiss, I was covered with them.
During the summer she would be in the pool with me on her float. She loved it…that was one of my best summers.
One night I noticed that she was having trouble getting up one step. The next morning it was obvious that there was something seriously wrong. She was breathing heavy, trying to catch her breath and her stomach bloated.
We rushed her to the vets, and after taking x-rays, blood work and a sonogram, the doctor told me that Molly’s liver has failed. There was nothing they could do because her liver was ready to erupt.
We could not believe it, no prior signs of this…it just happened overnight. It was one of the worst days of my life as a foster/adoptive parent. We tried to keep her as comfortable as possible, but the following week, it was evident that it was time. Time to say goodbye to one of the most loving dogs I have ever owned.
I promised Molly that I would work hard to expose and help close down as many puppy mills as possible, with the help of other rescues and groups, so that other dogs would not have to live their life like she had during her first 7 years.
I was glad we were chosen to love her the last 11 months of her life. I know she was finally not a prisoner to the puppy mill and was living her life as a loved dog and enjoying every moment of it. She lived like a queen here.
We want to put a stop to these puppy mills, so our fur babies don’t suffer like they do.
Molly’s Wish, Inc. will educate the public and show you exactly what a puppy mill is.
May Molly Rest In Peace now as she is over the Rainbow Bridge. Watch Video of 1st Annual Walk October 2013
Molly’s story hit me hard! My first foster Hope ended up to be a Chinese Crested instead of a Yorkie. She was thrown out of a moving car, one winter night. There was one house on that road, and the retired couple were watching the snow falling so they saw it all. I loved hope, like you Molly…Hope was also my Velcro girl…she was the love of my life…still is, even though she’s been at the Bridge 3 years. I too was in the kitchen making something to eat. I looked down at Hope, and she had ballooned up almost right before my eyes. I rushed her to my vet, and found out she had liver cancer…it went so fast. She was only 7yrs old, and had been with us for 3 years. I still cry for her. She knew me like no other… My heart hurts for you… Thank you for your fight to close mills…that’s what I strive to do also. I foster those that need it most, and might never find a home…but they become part of ours… Hugs,
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Linda Selzer says:That was one of the most beautiful and saddest things I’ve read. But how wonderul that Molly knew love, even if it was only for a short time. I adopted a puppy mill dog from an Amish mill. I had fallen head over heels in love with her before I set eyes on her when I read her sad story. I have had her now almost 5 years. She has come a very long way, but still carries alot of baggage from the mills. But she is the sweetest dog I have ever met, and I am willing to bet that is true of all mill and/or abused dogs who finally find love. It is a joy to see her grow and become a dog, although it still breaks my heart that she never was a puppy and never learned what a toy is or how to pay with one. Let’s get rid of mills and commercial breeders and pet shops. Dogs are not cash crops! They are man’s best friend. Linda Selzer Boston
Barb d says:Together is the key We all need to fight this as one even though we have our own groups we belong to. The most important thing to remember is the suffering mill dogs. Barb d
KIRI says:MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE LOST OF YOUR DAD AND THEN MOLLY. I ‘m so glad that Molly got to experience real Love and Tenderness for a time in her life. Thank-you! What can we do to help regulate the breeding of these wonderful animals. I was lucky to have my baby Kali for nine years. She was my companion and kept me going. I suffer from clinical depression for over 45 years. Kali gave me the desire and motivated me to try to move forward. This Easter, 03/31/12, I took her out for our daily walk. While we were enjoy the day, this fierce German Shepard leaped out of the woods and in less than 5 seconds she snatched my nine year old baby out of my leash and mauled her to death by puncturing her to death. She lasted less than 5 minuets and she was gone. Its only been 2 weeks, but the isolation is terrible. Unfortunately, I am temporarily living in my sister’s home, we live by her rules no more dogs. Thank-God that In a year I hope to have my only home and than I will be able to make my own decisions..If I make it until then, I will have my own dog and I want to help to do what I can to keep dogs safe. Any ideas how to keep dogs healthy and help those that I can? I am sure that my neighbors dog, the German Shepard, was mistreated by its owner. so I harbor no ill- will toward him. His owner put him down in order to appear to be blameless. But In the three times I saw him with the dog he was always mistreating him. I think he was trying to break down the dog and make him a guard dog and didn’t know what he was doing, nor did he care. Sending you Blessings…..