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I'm running to the rescue!
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
So, I’d like to take a minute
Going back to my birth
I’ll tell you how I became the prince, of a place called West Perth.
Left to my own devices in the Southwest locale,
Just little ol’ me and my fellow goat pal 1,
I hadn’t been clipped in years
Don’t get me wrong - I’m not vain 2
But the weight of my matted coat, meant every movement brought pain.
Finally, I was reported to RSPCA
Inspector Genna was now on her way
Rotten teeth were removed
Ear infections finally treated
They even took my manhood away; yeah – my balls were deleted!
The hoomans at RSPCA saw my potential
Aware that behavioural training was definitely essential
A week or so later
With patience and dedication
I realized that these hoomans were helping with my emancipation!
Behaviour improving but anxiety sparking
It’s hard to relax with the other rescue dogs’ barking
I was used to peace and quiet
My goat mate didn’t bleat
Not sure if that was by choice, or he knew he’d get beat.
Whilst coming to terms with my sleek new style
A couple came by after seeing my online profile
Not long after meeting
They asked me to join their pack
“I found my forever home, sniff youse later!”, and I’ve never looked back
We’ve had our problems, it’s not always been easy
Some people told my pawrents to go and return me
Because I’m pretty stubborn
it took a while for me to start trusting
You’ve got to be patient while a rescue’s adjusting.
Now I live a life of praise and belly rubs,
Heated blankets and visits to our local pub
Water to drink
Breakfast and dinner; I eat every crumb
Sleep-ins in the morning and snuggles with my Mum.
It’s a constant work in progress, a rescue dog is not for everyone,
It requires a special love and understanding to undo the damage a previous owner has done
But if you can find it in your heart,
It’s worth it in the end,
Because nothing compares to the love, of a four-legged best friend.
1. We cannot confirm that Bandit and the goat were in fact friends.
2. Things have changed.
Read about Bandit’s story here: https://www.rspcaguardianangel.com.au/bandit
Every year, RSPCA receives 56,000 reports of animals in danger.
RSPCA’s inspectors come to the rescue, offering a new chance for a life filled with the love and care all animals deserve.
I’m running to the rescue from 18-31 October to help RSPCA’s incredible inspectors save more animals from cruelty. With your help, RSPCA’s inspectors can rescue all these creatures great and small!
Please suppawt me by making a tax-deductible donation to my fundraising page. Every dollar raised will help keep more kittens, puppies, farm animals and wildlife safe.
Together we can run to the rescue – are you ready?
Thank you so much!
I’ve uploaded a profile pic
I donated to myself
I’ve received 3 donations
Raised 50% of goal
Raised 100% of goal
I’ve raised $350
Reached 50% of fitness goal
Reached 100% of fitness goal
Thank you to my Sponsors
No drinking woman
good luck !
Happy to help Mum and Archie xx
Peter & Katie Richardson
What a poet! And what a story. A great cause, well done Louise & George
No pawsing in your Rescue Run! We have total faith that you will be the leader of the pack! Great cause. Best of luck, The Kanes x
GOOOOOO LOUBELLE!!!! xxx
Marian Plunkett Wong
Well done Louise
Good on you Louise! Great cause!
All the best with the 56kms (Bonus points if you do it sober) 😅
Go Louise and Bandit!