|Sasha & Luka of the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe*|
The Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe is currently in need of some immediate help...and they ARE asking for it.
The home they are currently in is an apartment
|Sasha and newly rescued Herik, an Epi-dog.*|
Then there's a health problem. The Huskies came back home and were ill. Apparently, while they were running about, they got into a pond and area where they were able to ingest stuff, including goose droppings that is prominent in that area, which their vet believes is what caused them to become ill. And there is also a mold issue in the home. "We need to move to a safer and healthier environment," the Sibe Tribe's hu-mom, Mary, states.
|The Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe taking a nap!*|
Mary, whose income has scaled back dramatically for the summer, is an avid animal lover and rescuer. She is also a civilian musician for the United States Navy, which sometimes takes her away from her apartment for short periods of time. But now, in lieu of the break-ins, she doesn't want to be away from her Huskies and risk their getting out, getting lost, sick, or worse. The dogs mean the world to her, and three of them are special needs canines. She just recently adopted an Epi-dog, a canine epileptic, who she is determined to help and give a good life to and is in the midst of working with a vet for proper medical care to control the seizures. Another Husky has cataracts, and a third has spinal abnormalities. But the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe does not need to worry about ever being rehomed or dropped off at a shelter because this special lady, their hu-mom and guardian, says she will sleep in her car with her furbabies if need be as giving them up is not an option.
Bravo! I say. It's not easy when hard times come a calling to continue the same special care for our pets, especially if they have medical issues, but as pet parents and guardians, isn't it our responsibility to care for them...no matter what?
|Luka of the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe waiting to move with family into a safer home.*|
"I just need help getting over this little bump in the road," she tells me via a telephone conversation earlier this evening. By October, Mary hopes to be back on her feet financially (her hours were cut back for the summer). And to hopefully get moving now, Mary has started a YouCaring.com Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe fundraiser to help her achieve her goal of raising $5,000 to aide in funding the move to a safe house she found, one that includes space for the dogs that is also within walking distance to the beach so she can take them on exercises. The neighborhood is safe. There is no mold. There is a yard. There is a full basement level "where it will be cool for the dogs" in the Virginia heat. Money from the fundraiser will also help her to purchase the much-needed medications and food for the rescue Huskies. And...folks in Pennsylvania are waiting on her to possibly rescue another that is waiting for a home. "I know in a few months I will be stable enough once again," she states. "I so appreciate any help...even if say 600 people just donated $5 each, that would get me almost there. I just want to have a safe and healthy home for my dogs and myself so I can properly care and provide for them and continue rescuing other Huskies in need. I just need to get over this hump of a few months, and hopefully be able to move into the house, and then we should be smoother sailing."
|Recently rescued Epi-Husky and newest Sibe Tribe member, Herik.*|
In the words of President Obama, "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."
Together, if each of us joins in with one another, we can bring help "make some good things happen" for the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe in their time of need.
|"Thank Woo for helping us!"*|
To donate to the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe, please visit their YouCaring.com site HERE.
*Photos courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sibe Tribe.