when i read karlin's note, trying to find an emergency short term home for Sweetie girl, like others here, i was deeply touched by her plight, and of other homeless babies. Like others here who live far away, i wished i could do something to help. on that impulse, i went to the US Cavalier club website rescue page, looking for volunteer opportunities. I didn't see any, but there was an option of making a donation, so i did make a small one. i plan to keep doing it regularly. It was easy, just press the button and use paypal.
Today, i got an email from them, thanking me, it was a personal note which i didn't expect. Especially with a small donation, thought it was an impersonal thing and my donation would go into a large pot of money to be used and allocated in ways i wouldn't necessarily understand or know about. But in the email, the woman who wrote to thank me said that my donation was going to be contributed for medical care of Murphy, a special needs boy being fostered in New York state.
That made me feel good. I had felt good about donating anyway, but it added something special to know that Murphy has people taking care of him and that i can help a little bit.