Cody Rescued Me

Apr 24 2012

Cody Rescued Me


I had been doing Chihuahua rescue with a national rescue group when I was called by my coordinator to pick up a new foster. One look at Cody, and it was love at first sight. He was cowering in the back of a crate, stressed and dirty, but still beautiful in my eyes. I petitioned the rescue to allow me to adopt him and they approved my adoption. His history was that he was from a domestic abuse home. The husband had abused his wife physically and part of the emotional abuse was that he would abuse and threaten to kill her dog, Cody. Believing that he would eventually follow through with his threats, she sent Cody to the rescue in order to save his life. Cody was 3 years old when he came to live with me and he welcomed nearly 50 more fosters until they were adopted into loving homes. Cody has helped me tell his story and teach many about domestic abuse, the importance of breed rescue, and the safe ways for children to approach a dog that is not familiar with them. He’s been with me over 13 years now and has shown me incredible love and devotion. Cody has been an ambassador for rescue. I have realized that I didn’t rescue him…instead, he has rescued me.


2 Responses to Cody Rescued Me

  1. msteiner April 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I took in a kitty that I named Chipper, a tuxedo cat, I thought he had a cold so I took
    him to a vet and found out he had feline aids. That was in 2004 and I still have him
    today. Someone dumped him in our area. He is sweet but dominate, the vet cannot
    believe he is still with us. I also have other cat that are all from ferral cat littlers.
    I dislike people who beat and treat animals with abuse.
    I am happy about Cody that he found you.

    msteinr

  2. Dianne April 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    As I write this, my rescued dogs are watching me and, as you stated, I know that they have had a greater impact on my life than I have had on their lives. I commend you for everything you have done for the animals and I commend the woman for being brave enough to save Cody’s life.

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