After the Tornado
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Posted June 22, 2011, by Michael Mountain
Hi. I wanted to let everyone know a little bit about this story. This was a rescue in in Pass Christian, MS after Katrina. I know because this was my rescue and these are my photos.http://www.flickr.com/photos/danakay/collections/72157600405153988/
I don't know who took my pictures and put them into this email and passed them around the world, but I wish I could thank them. All of the animals were supposed to go to the shelter I was involved with and be adopted but Ralphie and the three adult beagles...well, we couldn't let them go. I lost Ralphie last year. But Wiggins, Hope, and Clarence (the adult beagles) are still with us and amazing. Ralphie touched many lives through this email (the story is also in "Orphans of Katrina" and other books) and through the rescue work I did that he was part of. Because of this email Ralphie continues to touch lives. My life is empty without him and its amazing to continue to see his legacy continue in this email and the rescue we recently founded, Ralphie's Place. Here are some links that might give you some insight to the life of this amazing dog.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ralphies-Place/163259890354355?sk=notes (scroll down and Ralphie's story is there and the story of this rescue is also there)
Thank you for letting my babies into your lives and sharing them wtih the world Dana
Thanks for letting us know and for letting us share them -- even though we had them in the wrong storm! All good wishes to the beagles!
michaelmountain so many people have reached ou me across the world saying how Ralphie touched them, that every time someone shares a website or a link that tells this part of Ralphie's story..I like to update them. He truly touched many lives in his short lifetime with me. He went to the no-kill shelter I managed everyday for the last year of his life. He touched people there so much that they featured his photos in a story on the shelter, they used him in videos and people came to see him. He was an old soul and was proud to be involved in saving other lives like his. Thank you for sharing this email even though I miss him so much, I love seeing people moved by him.