Because Wesley Loves Dogs: The Power of One

The power of one can change the world—for homeless animals and humans alike.

Sometimes we limit our expectations of people who have had more than their share of challenges in life.  If you met Wesley, a resident of our transitional housing home in Bel Air, you would think twice about doing that.

Wesley loves dogs—really loves dogs. He wanted to find a way to help homeless dogs, so he took the initiative to do some research and found information online about the wonderful shelter , in Edgewood.

He filled out the volunteer application, was accepted, and began volunteering. He described to us what a wonderful place Luna’s House is for animals and humans alike.

Having just bought a house, and no longer restricted from being a pet owner as a renter, I was looking around for the right shelter to find a pet. Naturally I picked Luna’s House to check out, and adopted my pets there.

They really love Wesley at Luna’s House, and ask about him when I stop in to buy pet supplies. Lisa, the director, asked me how Wesley got to Luna’s House to volunteer, since he lives in Bel Air. They were amazed when I told them he took the bus and then rode his bike the rest of the way. Even as he completes a job training program that will open new doors for him, he remains faithful to his beloved dogs at Luna’s House.

Welcome One Emergency Shelter and Luna’s House are planning a fund raiser together for next February that will benefit our shelter and transitional housing residents and the animals awaiting a loving home at Luna’s House.

Never underestimate the power of one to change their corner of the world and make it a better place.

Learn more about Welcome One Emergency Shelter and it’s Havens of Hope transitional housing at our website: www.welcomeoneshelter.com

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Kristy Walcutt June 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM


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