The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Georgia paralegal Deborah Wood has a generous spirit and a calling to care for homeless pets, but now she and 15 foster dogs are the recipients of help from American Dog Rescue and American Red Cross, after she lost her home to a fire this week.
“I am totally exhausted and I lost everything,” said Wood, founder of The Dog Next Door, a private, home-based canine assistance group. “By profession I am a paralegal, and by passion I have a dog rescue company. I tried to get all dogs out of my house. One is in doggie heaven, one is critical injured, all others, need foster homes today. I will probably be staying with Red Cross as I don’t have family here and few friends.”
Ms. Wood’s story touched my heart deeply,” said [Arthur] Benjamin, [President of American Dog Rescue]. “Here is a woman that has devoted her personal time to saving dogs and when disaster struck, her focus has been and remains on the welfare of her sheltered animals. American Dog Rescue has taken a leadership role in gathering national and local support to ensure these animals are given a chance.”