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Fay, who was in the care of Mutts-N-Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue

Fay, who was in the care of Mutts-N-Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue. Donations in her name made be made after clicking on this image, taking you to her memorial page on Mutt-N Stuff's website

Regardless of whether we agree on animal care and legislation perspectives, I think we can all agree to say goodbye and good riddance to 2009.  I have been taking some time for reflection & to look at what I would write about to end 2009 and launch 2010. 

I would like to use this space to say goodbye to Fay, the pitbull immemorialized a recent HSUS fundraising campaign, widely described as misleading at best. ( KCDogBlog, Nathan Winograd)  Despite the  implications of the HSUS ad that Fay was “now safe, in a loving home, recovering thanks to HSUS”, she died on December 28, 2009 in the care of her heartbroken foster caretakers. 

Fay’s death occured in the evening after her 3rd round of surgery to attempt to deal with issues stemming from her previous abusive care in the hands of dogfighters.  Though she never survived to end up in the care of a permanent home, a forever home, she did know care & love from those who fought to save her from her injuries and illness.

The people who fought so hard were members of Mutts n Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue of St. Louis, MO, not the HSUS.  The people who paid for the surgeries were the members of Mutts n Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue of St. Louis, MO, not the HSUS. (At least not until shamed into coughing up $5000 after called out for their misleading fundraising campaign on the back of a lipless dog)

Fay being used by the HSUS, hadn't she been used enough already?

Fay being used by the HSUS, hadn't she been used enough already?

Its not the first time such deception has happened & I doubt it will be the last.   But for now I will keep the light shone firmly where it should be, on Fay and on Mutts n Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue of St. Louis, MO.

Rest well Fay, you deserved better in your short life. I am grateful you knew loving care, even for a short time at the end. 

Thank you Mutts n Stuff All-Breed Dog Rescue of St. Louis, MO, for doing the hard work and dealing with the reality of the blood, sweat and tears of caring of truly mis-treated animals.  May your organization reap the rewards that truly focusing on the animals SHOULD bring.

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Tags: deception, dogfighting, Fay, fundraising, heroes, HSUS

3 Responses to “Goodbye to 2009 and to Fay”

  1. Lee OReilly says:

    God speed little one.May you find endless fields to romp in.
    Lee OReilly, the DLCC.

  2. S Morris says:

    Oh my I'm falling apart in tears, I did not know Fay passed away. Crying tears as I type this. Rest in blessed peace little one. And Bless you all who gave her such wonderful love and affection and so necessary attention. The poor little girl just couldn't take any more, the poor thing.. This is one story that has affected me so very deeply. Spirit Hugs little Fay.

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