In the summer of 2017, Primrose — a four-year-old Pitbull mix — was dragged behind a moving truck, and she suffered extensive injuries. Primrose was so fortunate to be taken into the care of Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue in Hollister, CA.
Staff and volunteers worked around the clock to oversee her month-long recovery, and thankfully, her previous owner never returned to seek her out. Both physically and mentally scarred by the trauma, Primrose is still initially fearful of new people, but her loving heart warms quickly. Once she realizes that she is no longer in harm’s way, she is quick to snuggle, and wants nothing more than to be brushed and petted.
Primrose’s story is a reminder of why people must take a stand to protect animals in our communities. Tragically, almost 2,000 cases of animal abuse and animal cruelty are reported in the media each year, with countless more that go unreported because the FBI has only recently begun tracking these statistics. In many cases, animal victims are not as lucky as Primrose to survive or have any hope of a second chance at finding a loving family.
That’s why the Animal Legal Defense Fund founded the annual National Justice for Animals Week, in its 10th year during February 28 to March 3, 2018. It is an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness about animal abuse, how to report it to law enforcement, and how to work within our communities to protect animals like Primrose.
At Core Paws, many of the animals we showcase are considered hard-to-place because of their behavioral issues. For some, like Primrose, these dogs and cats were unfortunate victims of someone else’s previous heartlessness, and they need a little extra patience and support to share their trust with us.
Despite — or especially because of — their harrowing backgrounds, these animals just want a loving home with a forever family that can show them all the devotion they deserve! We know they can give that love back a thousand times over. Click on their names below to learn more about:
- Primrose, who is still waiting for her forever family
- Buddy, a four-year-old cat who was locked in an abandoned apartment
- Jojo, a Pitbull mix rescued from an abusive home
- Hillary, a three-year-old Pyrenees who was abandoned in the woods
Learn more about the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s National Justice for Animals Week here and take action against animal cruelty.
Written by Joanna Wong, Email Marketing Manager of Core Paws