Friday, October 5, 2012

Bark Out Loud - A Moment of Slience Edition


I'm sad to report that Penny Adams passed away this week. Penny was an early supporter of SeniorPooch.com, not so much because we were taking animal advocacy in new places, but because we both got it. "It" being the recognition that all animals deserve respect.

There were several times when folks came to me looking to help find a home for a homeless pet in Southern California and Penny was either someone that I could turn to for advice (which she gave freely and without hesitation) or her name was on the lips of folks that I reached out to (ie, "I don't know, but there is someone who might. Her name is Penny Adams.")

I'm not entirely sure how long she was rescuing animals other than folks who have been doing it for over 20 years knew Penny as a mentor in their early days. A great example of the trust that folks had in her is the dog pictured above, Amy.  Penny adopted Amy out at the age of 3, some eighteen years ago. When Amy's owner could no longer take care of her, there was no question from Penny, whether she would take her back or not.

Amy and Penny's other rescues that were with her are looking for homes, temporary or permanent. I'll try to post more information as it becomes available, but if you're a rescue or can put up a dog (even a small one) for a week or two, let me know and I'll find a way to get the message to the right people.