Oct 6, 2015

Danny & Ron's Rescue Hit Hard by Hurricane

by Maggie Junkin

Many equestrians are familiar with Danny and Ron’s Rescue group.  Some are even lucky enough to have a Danny and Ron’s Rescue dog.  I am one of those people.

I'm so lucky that Danny and Ron’s Rescue pulled my dog, Wellie, off the euthanasia list of a Florida shelter several years ago.  

Maggie & Wellie
Danny and Ron’s Rescue was developed after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans in 2005. After Katrina, a few people went above and beyond and traveled to the area to rescue the many homeless and abandoned dogs.  This selfless act ignited the journey of Danny and Ron’s Rescue, the group that has rescued over 8,000 dogs today.

On the weekend of October 3, Hurricane Joaquin devastated South Carolina with one of the worst storms the state has ever seen.  The governor has called the rains a "thousand-year event."  My good friends at Danny and Ron’s Rescue were hit hard too.  Their South Carolina dog sanctuary was flooded with over 18 inches of water.  Thankfully none of the dogs were injured, but the property has significant damage.  Living in the high grounds, there was never a need for flood insurance.  

The folks at Danny and Ron’s have been there in the time of need for countless dogs, now it’s our turn as an equestrian community to help them.  They really need our help!  Please go to their website at www.dannyandronsrescue.com or to paypal.com payable to saverstrays@aol.com and donate today.  Every dollar helps!

My Top 5 Reasons to Support Danny and Ron’s Rescue
1. They rescue abused, abandoned, and homeless dogs
2. They rehabilitate dogs and help them find loving homes
3. They work to stop dog fighting, abuse, and puppy mills
4. They educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering
5. They provide help for other shelters or rescues in need

Maggie Junkin is a 12 year old who competes in the large pony division.  She is committed to animal rescue.  She lives with her family, 5 dogs and 3 cats in Jenkintown, Penn.