Angel's story starts in Cairo, Egypt.
In January of 2017, a woman in Cairo reached out to our family, asking us to save a special dog. She showed us the dog by sharing a video with us. In the video, we saw another dog that could not use her back legs. We helped find a rescue for the first dog but wanted to help this dog as well.
This dog's name was Angel.
Later on, we discovered more about Angel's disability. Her hips had been shattered and her back had been broken from a car accident. This meant that the connection between brain and legs was impaired.
A wonderful rescue named BARRKLI in New York agreed to take both dogs. This rescue specializes in rehabilitating dogs. Angel finally flew to New York in April of 2017.
Upon her arrival, her skin was deteriorating and bleeding. She was immediately rushed to the vet where they felt it was best to euthanize her.
The rescue asked to see if she could be stabilized with pain medication, antibiotics, and fluids. A decision was made the next day.
Angel fought fearlessly for her life and began to get better. After six weeks in the ICU, she finally was ready for a home. As we watched the progress through photos and videos, we decided that we had to foster her. Within a few days of her arrival, we knew that she was part of our family.
After years of dog ownership, we didn’t realize how much more one could learn from a special needs dog. From Angel, we learned about love, patience, caring, determination, pride, fierceness, courage, endurance, and fun – lots and lots of fun.
In March of 2019, Angel passed away. We had no idea that she would only be with us for less than two years. In just the span of a few days, she suddenly succumbed to an aggressive bacterial infection. But in those oh so brief years, she changed our lives forever. Angel made us laugh every day, and she taught us to never ever give up.
In her memory, this foundation has been born. It is our sincere wish that it will help change the lives of many families and special dogs for years to come.