Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Luna Lives!

If you have been following the story of Luna, the Siberian Husky, I'm sure many, just as myself, have had more than just heartstrings tugged. The story of Luna is basically this: Husky gets loose and kills a few chickens in a neighbor's yard. Husky is taken into custody and issued a death sentence. Husky's owner is ready to follow through with the order to have her PTS, but (thankfully) has a change of heart and hires an attorney to fight Husky's case. In the meantime, droves of Husky owners and animal lovers come forward in support of saving Luna, and there is even a "Save Luna" Facebook page. And then...the best news ever was announced today when the ruling came down...Luna Lives!!!

Here is news recap of the case:

So, if we even think for a moment that there is no power in the "Power of the Paw" and the "Power of the Pen," and say to ourselves, "what's the use?" then this story of Luna, the Siberian Husky, should convince naysayers that it does indeed work. Maybe not all the time, but when it does, it's a wonderful thing. When people join together and rally for those animals who can not speak, miracles can and do happen. Such as the case of Luna, who was simply doing what came natural to her - following her prey instinct. This is a story that has a happy ending. Not like last year's story of Bear-Bear. While I am not condoning animals getting into neighbors' yards or killing other animals, what I am saying is that there are a lot of avenues to helping, and being sentenced to death is absolutely not one of them. 

Here is some great video footage of Luna's happy release from "prison." She is greeted by loud cheers and the puparazzi!


I'd like to send out a giant round of "a-paws" to Luna's hu-family for deciding to fight for her life, to the attorney who took on the case and won, to the wonderful lady who came forward to foster Luna and help fight to free her, to the rescue who took her into their home, to the organization that put up her "ransom," to the thousands of supporters, and also to the media and journalists who did a great and responsible thing by bringing Luna's story to the public.

Luna, may your triumphant case send out a message far and wide so that humans are not so quick on the death sentence judgment and that they consider all options available for the best possible outcome. And even though you are not allowed to remain in your hometown, may you live happy forever in your new home.


  1. We love a happy ending even if it means our mommy gets leaky with happy tears!

  2. Yay! What a wonderful ending! Reason and goodness win!! I am so happy that so many humans rallied around Luna and brought the "death penalty" humans to their senses. Far too many animals, both domestic and wild, are being killed rather than being dealt with in humane ways. I hope Luna's story helps turn the tide against this tragic trend.

    Paws crossed that Luna finds a loving forever home.


  3. That's such great news. I would love to see the same outcome to Lennox's story:

    Woofs & hugs <3,

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  4. Praise be!!!! What a heartwarming ending to such a close call of tragedy. I loved this. So, so much.

    Happy Friday to you.


  5. What a pawsome story, thank you so much for posting it!

  6. We believe in the power to make miracles. Especially when we unite for justice and a common cause. Luna owes her life to so many...and we are thrilled that she still has her life! May her future be safe and filled with love.

  7. That is wonderful news!!! I read that and watched the videos and it's the happiest news I have heard lately!! Thanks for sharing it!!! Go Luna!!!!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  8. Hey FiveSibes!
    Wow, what great news about Luna! Peeps need to remember that they are the responsible ones..they can keep us contained enough to not get into trouble. That's their job! We protect them and they should protect us even if it's from our own instincts. I'm so glad that Luna was saved! POWER OF THE PAW!!! Woohooo!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP