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My rescue story may read differently than the other submissions to this contest. Like everyone else, I (and a friend) rescued "the best dog in the world" from a local shelter. An older cocker spaniel, we named her "Moxie" for all her spunk and determination. Moxie and I became best friends, almost inseperable and always happy for many years. But as Moxie grew older, she developed a heart condition. On December 1, 2009 we tearfully said our goodbyes. I could have sworn it was my heart that was broken.

You may ask where the heartwarming and inspirational part of this story is?

Well, in the spring of 2010 I discovered another local rescue group called "Camp Cocker Rescue" in nearby Sherman Oaks, CA. I emailed them and offered to volunteer. I really had no idea of what to expect.

What I got was : RESCUED!

They rescued me from my lonlieness and loss and got me involved in rescuing dogs from LA high-kill shelters. I started visiting dogs at vet's offices and walking them. I drove lucky dogs to their new homes. I babysat for puppies and fell in love over and over again with quirky spaniels. I met many wonderful people and made some good friends. Best of all, I felt good about myself for doing something so positive and I knew it was making me a better person.

I can't adopt a dog where I live now, but being part of Camp Cocker Rescue has filled my life with dogs and has re-kindled Moxie's magic spark in me. I'm thankful Camp Cocker came to my rescue.

Sally Wolk
Los Angeles, CA

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The Animal Rescue Site was founded to provide food and care for rescued animals in shelters. With a simple, daily click of the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site, visitors help provide food and care for rescued animals. Visitors pay nothing. Food and care is paid for by the site's sponsors and distributed by charity partners of The Animal Rescue Site. Visitors can help more by shopping in The Animal Rescue Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers funds food and care for rescued animals in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, as well as fair-traded and handcrafted items from around the world.

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